Chamber Orchestra, Choral Music

Concert Singers of Cary: Bach’s Awakening: Discover Cantata 140

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( Sat., Feb. 2, 2019 )

Performed by Concert Singers of Cary; Nathan Leaf, conductor; Jeanne Fisher, soprano; Aaron Carlyle, tenor; Marc Callahan, baritone, Mallarmé Chamber Players

Saint Francis United Methodist Church, 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27518


Cantata 140 is a chorale cantata composed by J.S. Bach in 1731, using a very famous chorale, “Wachet auf” (Sleepers, Awake!) which appears in many Christian hymnals. The original hymn was written in 1599 by German pastor Philipp Nicolai, after surviving a deadly plague in his town. Bach’s setting has been called a “regal masterpiece” — the writing is self-assured, warm, and joyous, and shows Bach at his most melodic.


45 minute talk about the music ('Structure of a Cantata') with live examples, followed by performance. 


$25 - $22

More information

919-454-1577. Tickets available online or through Cary box offices. Student tickets are free.


Discovery Concert Series


  • Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7:30 PM