On December 14, 2014, the Choir performed Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cantata No. 140 Wachet auf! (Sleepers, Wake!). It is one of Bach’s best known Cantatas, usually offered during the Advent season, and was last performed at First Parish in December 2000. Three soloists performed: Amy Meneely, Soprano, a First Parish Choir member; John David Nevergall, Tenor; and Erik Van Heyningen, Bass. Erik also appeared in the spring 2014 Music Sunday program of Haydn’s Grosse Orgelmesse. In addition to the Choir, there were eleven instrumentalists, including three parishioners: Bill Coukos (Viola), Jim Van Sciver (Violin II), and William Paik (Violin I). Pauline Oliver, First Parish Music Director and Organist, was the Conductor. Thanks to David Lang for recording a video of the performance.
To watch the video, just click on the photo in the Music Sunday section of our Music webpage. Enjoy!