First Bach Vespers of Reformation 500 Year

city bach collectiveWe are very happy to have been invited back to perform the music for the St. Anne’s Lutheran Church Bach Vespers services in 2017. This is the 500th anniversary year of the Reformation (about which one can read much more on this dedicated page) and we are looking forward to contributing to the unique and special occasion that will be each and every event in association with St. Anne’s throughout the year.

The first of our Bach Vespers is on Sunday 29 January, as ever, at 6.30pm. We will perform cantata BWV 72, Alles nur nach Gottes Willen, whose central alto recitative reflects the iterated Beatitudes of the sermon on the mount, from which many Epiphany Gospel readings are drawn.

We hope that you can join us for this  performance, which includes other contemporaneous German baroque music. And don’t forget that we are also performing cantata BWV 140, Wachet auf, on 8 Jan at the Dutch Church in the City.