Bach Vespers for Advent Sunday, 27 November

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Photo: Andrea Liu

Bach celebrated Advent with the joyful cantata BWV 132, Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn.  Come and join us for a performance of this sublime work on 27 November at 6.30pm at the church of St Mary at Hill in the City of London, hosted by St Anne’s Lutheran Church. This uplifting work is one of Bach’s early cantatas, written whilst he was working in Weimar. Full of musical contrasts from its dance-like opening to the poignantly beautiful alto aria with obbligato violin, this is a real ‘feel-good’ piece, perfectly designed to get everyone in good spirits before Christmas. Our team of singers and instrumentalists will also present other seasonal music by German baroque composers.

Come and enjoy it, and bring your friends along! Everyone is welcome (you don’t have to be religious), and attendance is free. We look forward to seeing you and sharing Bach’s wonderful music!