Bach Magnificat: Vespers for Advent



Sunday, December 10, 2017 | 6:00 P.M.

Christ the King Lutheran Church

2353 Rice Boulevard, Houston


Bach Vespers is presented without charge.

An offering will be accepted.

“My soul magnifies the Lord!” cries the Virgin to the angel — which Bach’s pen echoes in his Magnificat in D Major. Join us in this special Bach Vespers with the full Bach Choir and Orchestra for works celebrating the Christmas story. Johann Sebastian’s composition on this magnificent text includes brilliant trumpet fanfares, plaintive melodies for oboe d’amore, and jubilant flourishes for strings, resulting in a tremendous musical proclamation to usher in the Advent and Christmas seasons.



J.S. BACH             Magnificat in

                                  D Major, BWV 243



Rick Erickson, Conductor

Bach Choir

Bach Orchestra



5:15 with Mario Aschauer

Mario Aschauer is a professor of musicology at Sam Houston State University who specializes in eighteenth-century music.




Join us for a reception after the

performance to meet the artists.