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Reformation 500: Nun danket alle Gott

Sunday 29 October 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

JS Bach

JS Bach: Cantata 192: Nun danket alle Gott (Now thank we all our God)

A service of Choral Evensong with a focus on Bach’s Reformation Cantata. Performed by the Choir of Exeter College with the orchestra of the Oxford Bach Soloists, conducted by Bartosz Thiede, this event takes place in the magical surrounding of Exeter College Chapel, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and completed in 1860, and inspired by the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris.

The original liturgical function of Bach’s chorale cantata Nun danket alle Gott is unknown but it was likely to have been composed in 1730 in Leipzig in a setting of texts by Martin Rinckart. With its opening chorale fantasia, duets for soprano and bass soloist and concluding “rollicking gigue” this is a terrific opportunity to hear this wonderful work in a splendid setting.

Preacher: Lars Müller-Marienburg, Bishop of Lower Austria

Presented with support from the German Embassy and TORCH.



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3pm – 5pm Exploring the Reformation: Colloquium
An afternoon of talks and discussion exploring the Reformation in the 500th Anniversary year. Led by Exeter College’s Rev’d Andrew Allen (Chaplain and Official Fellow), Dr John Maddicott (Emeritus Fellow in History), and Prof. Dr Henrike Lähnemann (Professor of Medieval and Early Modern German, University of Oxford)
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Sunday 29 October 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Exeter College Chapel
Turl Street
Oxford, OX1 3DP
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