Through the Bach+ Cantata Vespers, engage with the smaller settings of the sacred music of J.S. Bach and others in the beauty of St. Anne’s church. This series of cantatas is designed to correspond to the season and occasion for which the works were composed. Some are presented as part of a short evening worship service at St. Anne’s in much the same way that Bach’s congregation would have experienced them, while others are stand-alone events.  All performances are at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church.

On Sunday, September 16, at 5:30p.m., Bach+ features the jubilant Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (BWV 51), with Lindsay Espinosa, soprano and John Babcock, trumpet.   First performed on September 17, 1730, the 15th Sunday after Trinity (which, this year, fell on September 9th), Cantata 51 features virtuosic writing for both singer and trumpet and remains one of Bach’s most popular works.

The full schedule can be found below:

Sunday, September 16, 5:30 p.m.
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (BWV 51) - J.S. Bach

Sunday, October 28, 5:30 p.m.
O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort (part 1), BWV 20 - J.S. Bach

Sunday, December 9, 5:30 p.m.
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140 - J.S. Bach

Thursday, December 20, 7 p.m.
Magnificat in D, BWV 243 - J.S. Bach
Ave Maria - F. Biebl

Magnificat - Arvo Pärt

Sunday, March 24, 5:30 p.m.
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1 - J.S. Bach

Friday, April 19, 7 p.m. (prelude to the Good Friday evening service)
Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden, BWV 1083 - J.S. Bach