The Heavens are Telling

 

Sunday 30th June 2019
St Michael at the North Gate, Oxford

Keen to impress the congregations in Leipzig, Bach’s first Cantatas in his new role set the bar extraordinarily high. Cantata 147 features two identical pastoral chorales, famously known in the English-speaking world as Jesu, joy of man’s desiring.

Behold and See

 

Sunday 4th August 2019
New College Chapel, Oxford

Recycling was very much a part of the 18th century composer’s armory, and Bach’s efforts were the most inventive. Cantata 186, which started life in Weimar 1716, is presented in its later, expanded version.

Oxford Bach Soloists

 

A Baroque ensemble performing, in sequence,
the complete canon of J.S. Bach’s vocal works over 12 years.

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