Wachet! Betet! Betet! Wachet! BWV 70
Watch! Pray! Pray! Watch!
For 23 of the 60 cantatas performed during his first year in Leipzig, Bach reached into his briefcase and revised earlier works. BWV 70 was composed in Weimar in 1716 for the 2nd Sunday of Advent. In Leipzig, however, concerted (orchestrated) music was not allowed during the penitential season of Advent, so Bach performed this cantata on the 26th Sunday after Trinity, November 21, 1723. Bach added two dramatic recitatives to the newer version. You cannot miss the message of Final Judgment as the trumpet sounds!
3:00 p.m. Cantata Preview Lecture
Mark Peters, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights
3:45 p.m. Organ Prelude
Michael D. Costello, Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest, Illinois
4:00 p.m. Bach Cantata Vespers
Jill Peláez Baumgaertner, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, homilist
J. S. Bach: Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren (from BWV 28)Livestream Here