Music for the Dukes

Oxford Bach Soloists brings to life two of Bach’s earliest cantatas on 4 March composed during his time in service to the Weimar Dukes – but it’s not as simple as it sounds…

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Lutheran Vespers

Join us in the glorious setting of New College Chapel, Oxford for a reconstruction of Lutheran Vespers on 21 January featuring JS Bach’s joyous Cantata for the day.

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Performer Focus: George Robarts

Baritone George Robarts first sang with Oxford Bach Soloists in January 2015 during his second year at Oxford. Since then he has performed regularly as a soloist and chorus member. We find our more about his career as a singer… Tell us a bit about yourself, your...

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Performer Focus: Simon Desbruslais

Trumpeter Simon Desbruslais will be one of the soloists in the next Oxford Bach Soloists concert on 10 December Wake Up! Simon studied at King’s College London, before specialising in both solo and baroque performance at the Royal College of Music, followed by a doctorate at Christ Church, Oxford. We find out more about his career…

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A Christmas Feast

This year’s run up to Christmas sees three sensational events from the Oxford Bach Soloists – two in Oxford and one in Bath. So get into the seasonal spirit with our spectacular line up of Christmas events…

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Bach, Vivaldi and Mozart

The next concert from Oxford Bach Soloists on 19 November features music by Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart – three of the greatest composers in the world of classical music. We find out a bit more about the background to these famous composers…

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Performer Focus: Noel Rainbird

In this edition we meet bassoonist Noel Rainbird who at York University did a module on music and poetry and wrote a thesis on Music in the Third Reich. So how did you find yourself specialising in period music? I was studying modern bassoon with Martin Gatt,...

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What to expect at our Magnificat concert

Coming up in November from the Oxford Bach Soloists is a concert featuring music by Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart. One of the highlights will be Vivaldi’s glorious setting of the Magnificat. We find out more…

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Bach Cantata: Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott (BWV 129)

The date of composition of this cantata is uncertain. It seems probable that Bach first performed it either during the 1726 Reformation Festival, which was always celebrated in Leipzig on 31st October, or on Trinity Sunday in the following year. Thereafter the piece took its place among the great chorale-based works of his 1724-25 cycle, where it replaced a non-chorale-based cantata, BWV 176.

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