Exclusive: Rejoice: Bach Cantatas for Advent (audio only)

Enjoy performance clips and intriguing background information on Les Délices' Rejoice: Bach Cantatas for Advent program.
Exclusive: Rejoice: Bach Cantatas for Advent (audio only)

About the Episode

Les Délices is back in-person this season, but we haven’t left our digital audience behind. We’re releasing excerpts from every Concert Series program this year in podcast episodes augmented by historical context and artist insights. In this episode, you’ll hear music recorded during the live performances of Rejoice: Bach Cantatas for Advent. Wherever you are, you can experience the special magic of Les Délices.

Episode Credits

Hannah De Priest, host & special projects manager
Debra Nagy, executive producer 
Shelby Yamin, associate producer

Featured Voices

Debra Nagy

Artistic Director, Les Délices

Scott Metcalfe


Jacob Perry



Read more about Bach’s cantatas

Visit Jacob Perry’s website

Learn about Bach’s Christmas cantatas 


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Excerpts from Cantata BWV 62, Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland

Movement 1: chorus “Nun komm der Heiden Heiland” 

Movement 2: tenor aria “Bewundert, o Menschen, dies große Geheimnis”

Excerpts from Cantata BWV 36, Schwingt freudig euch empor

Movement 1: chorus “Schwingt freudig euch empor”

Movement 7: soprano aria with violin obbligato “Auch mit gedämpften”

Movement 8: chorale “Lob sei Gott”