Grace Lutheran Church and School


Wachet! Betet! Betet! Wachet!, BWV 70

Wachet! Betet! Betet! Wachet!, BWV 70

Sunday, November 22, 2020, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Group: Bach Vespers, Church

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Originally written for the Second Sunday of Advent in 1716 when Bach was director of music at the court of Weimar, Wachet! Betet! Betet! Wachet! was later adapted for use in Leipzig for the 26th Sunday after Trinity and performed there on November 21, 1723. This adaptation included the creation of six new movements, which created a longer, more impressive work that provided an appropriate ending for this last Sunday in the church year. 

3:00 p.m. Cantata Preview Lecture
Mark P. Bangert, Lutheran School of Theology at  Chicago
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3:45 p.m. Bach Cantata Vespers
Livestreamed on YouTube here: 
Bulletin to the service available HERE

Vivaldi: Concerto for Cello in A minor, RV 418
Jean Hatmaker, cellist
Hillert: Prelude to Evening Prayer

Phyllis N. Kersten, Grace Lutheran Church  and School, River Forest, Illinois, homilist 
Susan Nelson, soprano
Amanda Koopman, mezzo soprano
Ryan Townsend Strand, tenor
Douglas Anderson, baritone
Bach Cantata Vespers Soloists and Orchestra
Grace Cantor Michael D. Costello, conducting


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