Word of Thunder

 

Sunday 5th May 2019
New College Chapel, Oxford

On 2nd November 1723, Bach was in Störmthal and performed Cantata 194 to dedicate their new organ. Full of extrovert colours, Bach adapts the structure and style of an orchestral suite into cantata form.

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 (16 May), six days before his family joined him. Eight days later, he began his first Leipzig cantata cycle with Cantata 75.

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

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