Cantata service with BWV 47 at the Dutch Church

The City Bach Collective performing at the Dutch Church in 2018

We’re very pleased to return to the Dutch Church in Austin Friars at the heart of the City of London. On 13 Oct at 3pm we will perform cantata BWV 47, Wer sich selbst erhöhet, der soll erniedriget werden, a compact, high-Baroque jewel of a work, in an afternoon service. David Titterington*, the organist of the church, will play music by JS Bach and the service will be conducted by Bertjan van de Lagemaat.

*update: we understand that Joseph Fort, director of music at the Chapel Choir of King’s College London will play at this service

Bach Vespers with Cantata 9

On Sunday 28 July, we will give a performance of J. S Bach cantata BWV 9, Es ist das Heil uns kommen her along with other German Baroque music on period instruments, in a service of Lutheran Vespers hosted by St. Ann’es Lutheran church, resident at St. Mary at Hill church in Eastcheap in the City of London. The service forms the final part of the month-long 24th St. Anne’s International Bach Festival, hosted by the music society Music -at-Hill. Visit for more details of their events – including the Gala Concerto Concert at which we are also performing, two days prior to this service.

Gala JS Bach Concerto Concert

On Friday 26 July at 6pm we are to play a special gala concerto concert to bring to an end the 24th St. Anne’s International Bach Festival hosted by the music society Music-at-Hill. The programme will be

J. S. Bach: Overture, BWV 1070
Air from Suite no. 3, BWV 1068
Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Harpsichord Concerto in A major, BWV 1055
Double Concerto for oboe & violin, BWV 1060

with soloists
Hazel Brooks violin & director
Belinda Paul  oboe
Dan Tidhar harpsichord

This concerto finale will be followed by a special Golden Jubilee reception hosted by Music-at-Hill to which all concert-goers are welcome. An exhibition of archival material from the earliest days of the Society will also be on display throughout the day. 

This Gala Concert will be held at St. Mary-at-Hill, Lovat Lane EC3R 8EE

Bach Vespers with Cantata 2

The first Bach Vespers with St. Anne’s Lutheran Church of the summer is on 30 June. We will be offering a performance of J. S Bach cantata BWV 2, Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein along with other German Baroque music on period instruments. We’re also glad to welcome a couple of guest soloists to sing at Bach Vespers for the first time, so we hope you can join us!

Pentecost Cantata at the American Church

We’re really pleased to be returning to the American International Church in London for a performance of J. S. Bach’s cantata Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saite, BWV 172, known as the Pentecost Cantata. The cantata is performed within a service at the church at 11am on 9 June conducted by their director of music, Scott Stroman.