Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantata 61, "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland"
(Savior of the Nations, Come)
Saturday, June 30, 2018 4:00 pm
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
6201 Dunrobbin Dr, Bethesda, MD 20816 (for directions click here)
Admission Free ($20 suggested donation)
This performance will last approximately one hour
For the third Summer in a row, The Advent Project returns to the beautiful Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Bethesda/Glen Echo. The cantata, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61 (Savior of the Nations, Come), was written for the first Sunday of Advent in 1714. It is one of Bach's finest. Even Bach himself thought so, as he performed it again in 1723 in Leipzig. The music is filled with symbols and motives that convey the longing and excitement of the season prior to Christmas. Performed by the superb musicians of The Advent Project in the intimate nave of the Church of the Redeemer, this concert will be an enriching experience not to be missed!
What is a "Conversation Concert?"
Our signature offering, a "Conversation Concert" is a unique musical and educational event. Far more than a pre-concert talk, we explore the musical and historical context of the programmed work, with live musical illustrations provided by our outstanding soloists, chorus and orchestra, led by Conductor and Artistic Director, Richard Allen Roe. Then we perform the entire work, uninterrupted. Sung in German with English supertitles (where possible), these performances feature the superb vocal soloists, chorus, and instrumentalists of The Advent Project. Below is a brief video excerpt from one of our recent "Conversation Concerts."