Christmas Chorale Cantata with full orchestral accompaniment
Sunday, December 11th at 10 a.m.
Come celebrate the Christmas season with the Westlake United Methodist Church Chancel Choir as they present J.S. Bach’s Cantata No.63 known as “Christians, Engrave this Day!” This cantata features an unprecedented orchestra for Bach using four trumpets, three oboes, bassoon, timpani and strings in addition to a full choir and vocal soloists. “Cantata No.63” is the first of many Cantatas that Bach composed for Christmas, but this may be the grandest of them all! Beginning and ending with two majestic choruses, the piece outlines the joy at Christ’s birth, the celebration of freedom He brings, and harkens to His triumph over evil. An experience not to be missed, come feel the power of one of Bach’s greatest compositions in the Christmas spirit! A coffee hour follows the service and all are welcome.
The event takes place at Westlake United Methodist Church, 27650 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145.
About Westlake United Methodist Church Westlake United Methodist Church is a community of faith with open hearts, open minds and open doors. Classic and high-energy services offer diverse styles of worship. Fellowship, service and spiritual growth opportunities abound through meaningful and rewarding ministries. Sunday worship is at 8:15, 10, and 11:28am.