Bach Vespers with Cantata BWV 42, St. Anne’s Lutheran Church, 28 April 2019

bach vespersWe are already looking forward to the first Bach Vespers after Easter (well, J. S Bach did not write any cantatas for Lent, so we’re starved of these wonderful pieces until then).

Moreover, we are particularly looking forward to welcoming a delegation from the World Lutheran Federation to Bach Vespers. At this special event we are thrilled to finally get to perform J. S. Bach cantata BWV 42, Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats. The famous opening instrumental Sinfonia has long been a concert piece in our repertoire but we haven’t, in living memory, had the chance to perform the entire work (because we tend to perform the cantata for the given Sunday, in an ongoing effort to stick closely to the Lutheran liturgical year as the music is in support of St Anne’s Lutheran Church’s act of worship).

We really hope that you will be able to join us for this event on 28 April at 6.30pm which, as ever, is free to attend. We will also perform other works by Bach as well as by other noted composers in the Lutheran tradition, Heinrich Schütz, Dieterich Buxtehude and Martin Luther himself.