Bach Cantatas

Submitted by Sally Doyle on November 3, 2023 - 18:12

Venue, Timing and Cost

SJE Arts, St John the Evangelist church
Thursday, 15 February 2024
7 - 9 pm
£15, under 25s and carers £5

Royal College of Music Baroque Orchestra
Royal College of Music Chamber Choir
Ashley Solomon, director

JC Bach Symphony in D major Op. 18 No. 6
JS Bach Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille BWV 120b
WF Bach Sinfonia in F major FK 67
JS Bach O ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe BWV 34

RCM’s annual Bach Cantatas concert returns to SJE Arts with a programme showcasing the great Johann Sebastian and two of his sons.

The orchestra opens with Johann Christian, the youngest son and so called ‘English Bach’, who had settled in London. His forward-looking musical style influenced the concertos of Haydn and Mozart. Wilhelm Friedemann, the oldest son, was known as the ‘Halle Bach’, a reference to his post as music director at the Church of Our Lady in Halle. His Sinfonia, which carries the nickname ‘Die dissonanzen’ (the dissonances), is abundant with harmonic surprises.

The choir joins forces with the orchestra for two sublime sacred cantatas by Johann Sebastian. God, one praises You in the temple written for the installation of a new city council in Leipzig and O eternal fire, o source of love, composed for Pentecost Sunday.

Further Information

Contact Details: 

SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist church, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EH
(on Iffley Road between Marston Street and James Street, opposite the University Sports Ground)

Tickets from Tickets Oxford (in person at Oxford Playhouse, tel. 01865 305305,


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