This Saturday afternoon, Ad Hoc Music presents one of J.S. Bach's most engaging vocal works. The so-called "Coffee Cantata" is not a typical Bach cantata. In this very secular work, the yearning soul is a young lady who just wants her three cups of coffee each day. Part of the Rochester Early Music Festival, the hour-long concert also includes Bach's lively Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, and a set of Renaissance dances. Proceeds from the free-will admission will benefit Coffee Connection, which provides employment training and job creation for women in recovery from addiction.
"Giving BACH" takes place on Saturday, November 17, 3 p.m. at Calvary St. Andrews Presbyterian Parish, 68 Ashland Street. Free-will offering; $10 suggested donation. facebook.com/AdHocMus; ourcoffeeconnection.org.