Sunday 6 August, 3.15pm
New College Chapel

Alongside one of Bach’s most profoundly beautiful cantatas, this concert features instrumental music by Bach’s contemporary, Telemann in his 250th anniversary year.


Actus Tragicus

Sunday 6 August, Oxford

Bach’s Virtuosi

Sunday 17 September, Oxford

Christmas Baroque

Saturday 16 December, Bath


Bach in Mühlhausen

In 1707, the 22-year-old Johann Sebastian Bach began his position as the organist at the Lutheran church of St. Blasius in Mühlhausen. His arrival was just months after a devastating fire which destroyed a quarter of the historic town.

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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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