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Colby College’s Collegium Musicum will present their first concert of the season, “In Celebration of J.S. Bach,” on Saturday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel in Waterville. Directed by Eva Linfield, associate professor of music, the Colby Collegium Musicum specializes in music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque periods. The performance is open to the public and free of charge.

The concert program will be devoted to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and will include both instrumental and vocal selections. Among the compositions to be performed are the double-chorus motet Komm, Jesu, komm and the cantata Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, which celebrates the beginning of Advent. A string ensemble will accompany the Collegium for several of the concert pieces.

Collegium Musicum includes Colby College students, faculty and staff along with local musicians. For more information on Music at Colby events contact Diane Kadyk at (207) 872-3236.