December 15

Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 91
All praise be to you, Jesus Christ

Martin Luther’s hymn for Christmas morning inspired this cantata for Christmas Day in 1724. Scored for soloists, choir, horns, oboes, timpani and strings, it proclaims the joyful news that Christ came to our world in order to bring us the treasures of heaven. The music is such a perfect celebration of the good news of Christmas that Bach presented it four more times during his tenure as Thomaskantor in Leipzig.

Performed as part of Grace’s Advent/Christmas Concert at 4:00 p.m.
Admission is free; free-will offering
Please note that there is not a lecture at 3:00 for this event.

Bach Cantata Vespers Chorus and Orchestra
Grace Cantor Michael D. Costello, conducting

Emlynn Shoemaker, mezzo-soprano
Peter Wesoloski, baritone
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