Bach Vespers, 30 June

Do join us for Bach Vespers on 30 June at 6.30pm in the church of St Mary-at-Hill in the City of London. We’ll be performing Bach’s powerful chorale cantata BWV 93, Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten. This work of great beauty and variety, composed three hundred years ago in 1724, highlights the concept of trust, which offers stability, freedom from worry, and sunshine after rain. The chorale theme on which it is based, which appears in every movement, must have been one of Bach’s favourites, because it is the one he uses more than any other in his collection of over 200 cantatas. This cantata includes a duet for soprano and alto, which Bach later reused as the third of his famous organ Schübler Chorales. We’ll also perform music by other German baroque composers, with period instruments.

Entrance is free (you don’t have to be religious), so do come along and bring a friend. We look forward to sharing Bach’s wonderful music with you!

Following Bach Vespers: 28 July, BWV 168.