Oxford Bach Singers

Bach Cantatas come to Bath

The Oxford Bach Soloists return to Bath for this beautiful Easter concert which launches the Bath Recitals 2022 season…

This concert opens with two of Bach’s earliest cantatas from 1707 and 1715. These were composed for Easter Day and will be performed in their revived Leipzig versions.

As we move towards Christ’s Ascension and departure from the earth, Cantata 166 is in a rather uncertain vein asking the question Wo gehest du hin? (Where are you going?). Yet Bach’s music is always full of hope.

Clearing the skies to joy and laughter, this concert ends with a vibrant cantata which depicts the soul winging heavenward.

Four glorious cantatas in one concert by the grand master of the German Baroque.

Conductor Tom Hammond-Davies says:
‘Oxford Bach Soloists are delighted to be returning to Bath with this wonderful programme. After a long hiatus from in-person music-making, we cannot think of a better place to come back and visit! I look forward to seeing you there.’

Oxford Bach Soloists
JS Bach: 
Cantatas for Easter and Ascension

Saturday 9 April, 7:30pm
St Michael’s Church, Broad Street, Bath, BA1 5LJ

Cantata 4: 
Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV4 
Christ lay in the Bonds of Death

Cantata 31:
Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret BWV31
Heaven laughs! Earth exults


Cantata 166: 
Wo gehest du hin? BWV166 
Where are you going?

Cantata 37:
Wer da gläubet und getauft wird BWV37 
He who believes and is baptised