Thu, Jul 08 | Online Event

Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata 140

The Kansas City Chorale presents an online concert featuring one of Johann Sebastian Bach's most beloved works, Cantata 140: "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" performed with chamber ensemble. This was filmed with limited audience due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata 140

Time & Location

Jul 08, 7:00 PM – Aug 31, 11:00 PM
Online Event

About the Event

In 1598, Lutheran pastor Philipp Nicolai composed hymn texts as he lay gravely ill during an outbreak of the plague in Unna, Germany that took the lives of over 1,300 residents. Against all odds, Nicolai recovered and penned "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" - an expression of hope, which would later be immortalized in this cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. As our community emerges from a global pandemic, the Chorale presents a concert of thanksgiving and remembrance with works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Imant Raminsh, Jennifer McMillan, and Kansas City's own Kurt Knecht.

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