Out of
the Depths

Saturday 16 July, 3.15pm
New College Chapel

Explore the fascinating and moving settings of the profound text ‘Out of the depths have I cried unto thee’ by JS Bach and his baroque contemporaries.


Out of the Depths

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Setting the text

In 1524 Martin Luther paraphrased Psalm 130 Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (Out of the depths, I have cried out to you) into a text which was to become the inspiration for many composers to write some great pieces of music in the Baroque age and afterwards including Bach, Mendelssohn and Reger.

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Performer Focus: Nick Pritchard

Tenor Nick Pritchard has been singing with the Oxford Bach Soloists since 2011. Recently, he took the tenor solo in Bach’s Easter Oratorio. We asked Nick about his life in music.

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An invitation to a Royal Wedding

1707 was a turning point for Great Britain with the Acts of Union joining the Kingdoms of England and Scotland. Meanwhile, a more musical transition was taking place in Germany with the three protagonists of this concert.

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