Bach Cantata Vespers

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December 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
St. James Lutheran Church
1315 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97201


Second Sunday of Advent, December 9th, 2018, 5:00pm 
Cantata 30: “Freue dich, erlöste Schar (Rejoice, Redeemed Flock)” 
Motet: “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Wake, Awake)”, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
The first Cantata of the season debuts on the second Sunday in Advent. Freue dich, erlöste Schar (Rejoice, Redeemed Flock). Bach composed it for the Feast of John the Baptist in 1738. He scored the Cantata for four vocal soloists (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), a four-part choir, two traversos, two oboes, oboe d’amore, concertato violin, accompanying strings (two violin parts and one viola part) and basso continuo. The Cantata features soloists Julie Kangas, soprano, Kathryn Weld, alto, Steven Arends, tenor and Barry Johnson, baritone, Scott Swope, baritone as well as the St. James Bach Choir. The Cantata is in twelve movements, divided in two parts, to be performed before and after the sermon. The Vesper service also includes a motet by Bach’s fifth son, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, Motet Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Wake, Awake). A reception and Holiday Arts & Craft sale follows the Vesper service in the Pioneer Chapel.

St. James Lutheran Church (at the corner of SW Park Blocks and Jefferson)
1315 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

For more information: call the Church Office at 503-227-2439.



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