Bath Recitals regrets that it has been necessary to cancel this concert. However, we shall be announcing the full programme for the rest of 2022 soon.
We shall be in touch directly with those who have bought tickets for this concert with the option of changing for another Bath Recitals event. Alternatively we shall offer a full refund.
The Oxford Bach Soloists return to Bath for this beautiful Easter concert which launches 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 ‘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.’
Cantata 4: Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4
Christ lay in the Bonds of Death
Cantata 31: Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret BWV 31
Heaven laughs! Earth exults
Cantata 166: Wo gehest du hin? BWV 166
Where are you going?
Cantata 37: Wer da gläubet und getauft wird BWV 37
He who believes and is baptised