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Advent Service of Music

On Sunday, December 3, 2017 the Grace Presbyterian Church will present its annual Advent Service of Music at 4:00 P.M. in the church sanctuary. This service will feature three cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach:

  • Cantata 16, Herr Gott, dich loben wir (Lord God, we praise you), a cantata for New Year’s
  • Cantata 95, Christus, der ist mein Leben (Christ is my life), a cantata for the sixteenth Sunday after Trinity Sunday
  • Cantata 187, Es wartet alles auf dich (Everything waits for you), a cantata for the seventh Sunday after Trinity Sunday

The Choir of Grace Presbyterian Church will be joined by an orchestra and soloists:

  • Li-Chan Chen, soprano
  • Elsa Larsson, alto
  • David Tisbert, tenor
  • John Maxham, bass

Donald Du Laney, Director of Music at Grace Presbyterian Church, will conduct.

Bach cantatas are rarely heard in the New York metropolitan area outside of Manhattan, so this is a unique opportunity to hear these three beautiful works.

There is no admission charge and no tickets are required for entry. A freewill offering will be taken. This offering in its entirety will support local ministries such as Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless and the Montclair Citadel of the Salvation Army. A reception will follow in the church’s Fellowship Hall.

This Advent let the timeless, grand music of Johann Sebastian Bach be your foundation for the joyous season to come.