Bach Cantata Vespers

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March 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
St. James Lutheran Church
1315 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97201


NOTE: Bach Cantata Vesper RESCHEDULED Sunday, March 3rd, 5:00pm. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the February 3rd Bach Cantata Vesper has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 3rd. We look forward to seeing you then!

Please join us for a special Open House prior to the Cantata. Starting at 4:00pm, we welcome residents of the Ladd Tower Apartments for a wine and cheese reception.

Sunday, March 3rd, 5:00pm will feature The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
Cantata 125: “Mit Fried’ und Freud’ ich fahr’ dahin (With Peace and Joy I Depart…)”

If you missed the December Bach Cantata Vesper, don’t miss this one! It was a spectacular debut for Cantor Joseph Z. Pettit and the St. James Bach Choir and Orchestra. The text in this Cantata is based on Martin Luther’s German translation of Simeon’s Canticle (Luke 2:29-32). Originally called the Feast of the Purification of Mary, the Cantata deals with the Presentation of the baby Jesus in the Temple, and Simeon’s response. Bach creates a most captivating, twenty-minute plus work opening with two superior movements, a fantasia chorus and alto aria using dance forms, respectively, of a pastorale and a sarabande for this 1725 Purification work.

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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