Lenten Cantatas Come to Pleasanton

March 07, 2014

A talented music group, BACH (Bay Area Classical Harmonies), will perform music of Holy Week in the Lynnewood UMC sanctuary during Lent.  The community concert will be held Saturday, April 5, at 7 p.m., to include two full cantatas by J. S. Bach, as well as a motet by the same composer.  Andrew Chung is the founder and conductor of BACH, a group of gifted young musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He will conduct a chorus, orchestra, and soloists, including Sepp Hammer (bass) and Michael Kim (tenor).
Tickets at the door will be sold for $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.  Everyone will have a chance to greet the performers at a reception following the concert.
The music will be sung in the original German with written translations in the program.  “Himmelskönig, sei willkommen” uses the text for Palm Sunday, written by Bach for his church in 1714.  “Christ lag in Todes Banden” was composed by Bach for Easter, 1707. 
Lynnewood UMC is located at 4444 Black Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94550.  For information: 925 846-0221, www.lynnewood.org.