Whit Sunday


Sunday 2nd June 2019
New College Chapel, Oxford

Barely arrived in Leipzig, Bach probably announced himself with Cantata 59 on Whit Sunday 1723. Eight days later, he began his first Leipzig cantata cycle with Cantata 75.

The Heavens are Telling


Sunday 30th May 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.

Oxford Bach Soloists


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the complete canon of J.S. Bach’s vocal works over 12 years.

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