National Presbyterian Church
Event date and times:
December 1, 2012, 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Ticket Information: Students 18 and younger $10, Tickets 23-$65, Pay Your Age 18-38
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantata: Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36
Cantata: Selig ist der Mann (Dialogus), BWV 57
Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel hoch, BWV 769
Cantata: Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesumgen, BWV 248
An all-Bach program contains cantatas composed for Advent and the Christmas season, including one of the six that make up the Christmas Oratorio. J. Reilly Lewis performs the Canonic Variations on Von Himmel hoch, one of Bach’s most famous compositions published towards the end of his life.
Talking Bach is a series of free pre-concert lectures by noted Bach scholars one hour before performances at National Presbyterian Church. The lectures focus not only on the musical elements of the work that will be performed, but also on the historical context in which the music was created. Talks are designed to enhance the concertgoers' appreciation and enjoyment of the music they are about to hear. The series is open to all ticket holders.