Bach & Vivaldi Masterworks Concert

Sunday March 24, 2019, 3 PM

Green Valley Presbyterian Church

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society’s 56th Season spring Masterwork Concert performed by the Musical Arts Chorus, Orchestra, and Guest soloists, will be held at Green Valley Presbyterian Church on Sunday, March 24, at 3 p.m. The program features J. S. Bach’s Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Awake, calls the voice to us), Cantata 140, and Vivaldi’s Gloria RV 589. Guest soloists include soprano, Suzanne Russell; contralto, Valeria Sokolova; tenor, Robert Peterson; and bass-baritone, Thomas Hydes.

Cantata 140, known widely as “Sleepers Awake” is one of the world’s outstanding masterworks and one of Bach’s most mature and admired sacred cantatas. It is based on the hymn “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme” (1599) by Philipp Nicolai. The Gloria is one of Vivaldi’s familiar and popular works. The piece’s delightful sunny nature, with its distinctive melodies and rhythms, is characteristic of his music.

This concert is the second of two masterwork concerts of Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society’s 56th season and marks Dr. Peterson’s 51st year as Music Director of SNMAS, Nevada’s distinguished Choral Society and longest running arts organization! This program is sponsored by John E. Tucker and made possible in part by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community organization.

Admission is $20 for adults; $15 for seniors, disabled, and military; and $10 for students with ID. Tickets are available at the door starting at 2 p.m. the day of the performance. For more information call (702-796-6672).

Experience Live Classical Music This Year

The lights, the orchestra, the singers, the stage. Experience the magic of live choral-orchestral music. This season, the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society will perform classics that people have been caught up in for hundreds of years. And we’ll perform with Andrea Bocelli in his annual Christmas engagement at the MGM Grand!