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German Christmas Baroque: A Feast of Bach

December 22, 2018, 7:30 pm

- £15 – £16


JS Bach
Bereite dich Zion  (Prepare yourself, Zion) from Christmas Oratorio BWV 248
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring from Cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life) BWV 147
Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke (I am content with my fate) BWV 84
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (Now come, Saviour of the heathens) BWV 61

Philipp Nicolai arr JS Bach
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (How beautiful is the morning star) BWV 436
Chorale from Wachet auf!  (Sleepers Wake) BWV 140

Michael Pretorius
In natali Domini  (On our Lord’s Birthday)

Traditional arr Michael Pretorius
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen  (Lo, how a rose e’er blooming)

Samuel Scheidt
Puer natus in Bethlehem  (A Child is born in Bethlehem)

Heinrich Schütz
Singet dem Herren ein neues Lied  (Sing unto the Lord a new song) SWV 342
Verbum caro factum est  (Here the Word became flesh) SWV 314

Dietrich Buxtehude
In dulci jubilo  (In sweet rejoicing) BuxWV 52

Chant: Veni redemptor gentium (Come, Redeemer of the nations)

Performed by Musica Poetica

Bath Recitals culminates its 2018 programme with this glorious seasonal celebration of the wonder of a Baroque Christmas and the music of 17th and 18th century Germany.

This festive evening celebrates the music of JS Bach with a programme including some of his most famous cantatas and chorales. In addition will enjoy some Christmas favourites by some of the composers who inspired him including Praetorius, Buxtehude and Schütz.

The authentic voices and instrumentalists of Music Poetica make a welcome return to Bath for this concert play which will form the culmination of Bath Recital’s 2018 Baroque Season.

Tickets: £16, (£15 with a discovery card in advance)

Available Online now, and from Bath Box Office, Bath Visitor Information Centre, Bridgwater House, 2 Terrace Walk, Bath BA1 1LN

an early-instrument ensemble of exceptional quality”

Miranda Jackson - Opera Brittanica

an exquisite evening for any Baroque devotee.”


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December 22, 2018
7:30 pm
£15 – £16


St Michael’s Church
Broad Street
Bath, BA1 5LJ
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