In-Person Worship: Bach Cantata 9am
Music Ministry Worship Service
Bach 140: An Advent Cantata
The Chancel Choir will perform one of J.S. Bach’s most famous cantatas, #140 (Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, or Awake! A voice calls to us). In this cantata, the coming of the Christ child is compared to the “bridegroom for the soul.” Bach wrote well over 330 of these cantatas, and this particular one was first performed in Leipzig on Nov. 25, 1731. The Chancel Choir will be singing the work in the original German, but translations will be provided on the screens. Scientists have postulated that listening to the music of Bach makes us smarter; may it be so. Be smart; come hear this fantastic presentation of choir, soloists, strings, oboe, and organ on Dec.17!