A Baroque Holiday

Dec 3, 2018

The wcfsymphony brings cantatas and celebrates the holidays at Waterloo’s Brown Derby Ballroom this Saturday, December 8th.

Their show, “A Baroque Holiday”, features music from the Baroque period written by Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach spent many years of his life in Leipzig, Germany, where he composed incredible music for churches in the city. At one point, he was composing a new cantata at a rate of one per week.

Join the wcfsymphony in the Brown Derby Ballroom on Saturday, December 8th, at 4 and 7 p.m., to hear “glorious music for the season” from Bach’s Leipzig. For tickets and more information, visit https://wcfsymphony.org/event/concert-a-baroque-holiday-4pm/.

Listen below to hear about the program from the wcfsymphony’s Music Director and Conductor, Jason Weinberger.


  • Harpsichord Concerto BWV 1055
    • Jason Weinberger, harpsichord soloist
  • Cantata BWV 152 - I Sinfonia
  • Cantata BWV 110 - V Duet ‘Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe’
    • Jennifer Larson & Brian Pfaltzgraff, vocalists, Isaac Pastor-Chermak, cello soloist
  • Cantata BWV 171 - II Aria ‘Herr, so weit die Wolken gehen’
    • Brian Pfaltzgraff, vocalist, Anita Tucker & Robert Espe, violin soloists
  • Unknown composer’s Cantata ‘Uns ist ein Kind geboren’ (previously attributed to Bach as Cantata BWV 142)- I Concerto
  • Cantata BWV 151 - I Aria 'Suser Trost’
    • Jennifer Larson, vocalist, Claudia Anderson, flute soloist
  • Cantata BWV 191 - II Duet ‘Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritu sancto’
    • Jennifer Larson & Brian Pfaltzgraff, vocalists, Claudia Anderson, flute soloist
  • Overture BWV 1069