The S.C. Bach Choir and soloists accompanied by the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra will present an Advent concert in our Sanctuary on Friday evening, November 22. According to their website, https://scbach.org, “S.C. Bach, South Carolinas’ Bach Society, is the state’s premier performing arts organization that focuses on quality performances of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries. [Their] mission is to promote Bach’s music through affordable concerts, lectures and educational events throughout the state.” Talks are provided thirty minutes prior to each concert to help fulfill this mission.

Music for this concert includes “Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme” (“Wake, awake for night is flying” BWV140), “Der Geist hilft unser Schwacheit auf” (“The spirit gives helps in our weakness” BWV 226) and Brandenburg Concerto #5 (BWV 1050). Bach’s famous cantata, Wachet Auf, or Sleepers Awake, is based on one of the most famous and beautiful of Bach’s chorale melodies. It was written for the church where Bach wrote a new cantata each week for the Sunday service!

We are honored to host these talented musicians singing and playing some of the greatest sacred music ever written. The 7:00pm talk with 7:30pm concert is a ticketed event that is open to the public. Tickets are available at http://scbach.org.

—Vivian

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