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Reformation 500: Sun and Shield
Saturday 27 May 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pmFree
FREE – Ticket Required
Discover more about JS Bach’s spectacular Cantata 79 ‘Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild’ (God the Lord is sun and shield) in this first event in the series celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
As part of the Taylorian and Faculty of Modern Languages’ series of events marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Oxford Bach Soloists will perform four Reformation cantatas in various locations around the city this year starting with JS Bach’s Cantata 79 ‘Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild’
In this first event of the series, the introduction will include an opportunity for everyone to learn the chorale and explore some of its musical & theological background.
After the interval there will be two performances of the cantata with an invitation for everyone to join in with the hymn ‘Nun danket alle Gott’. During the short interlude between the two performances there will be a reflection on the cantata shedding more light on its musical and theological context.
Cantata 79 ‘Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild’
(God the Lord is sun and shield)