Bach Vespers for Trinity Sunday, 26 May

Do join us for Bach Vespers on 26 May at 6.30pm at the church of St Mary at Hill in the City of London. We’ll be performing Bach’s little-known masterpiece BWV 176, Es ist ein trotzig und verzagt Ding, a cantata originally written to celebrate the feast of the Trinity in 1725. Bach enriches the woodwind sound by adding an oboe da caccia (pictured) to the usual two oboes. In the alto aria, all three oboes play in unison, a symbolic representation of the three-in-one Trinity. Other features of the work are the striking opening fugue and gavotte-style soprano aria, all set to a text by the female librettist Christiana Mariana von Ziegler. The service will also include music from the German Baroque for voices and period instruments.

Everyone is welcome, so do come along and bring a friend. You don’t need to be religious, you can just come to enjoy the music. Entrance is free (with a voluntary collection). We look forward to seeing you and sharing Bach’s wonderful music.

Following Bach Vespers: 30 June, BWV 93.