We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Learn more here. x

Bach's Leipzig audition | Oxford Bach Soloists

Sunday March 3, 2019 at 15:00
New College Chapel, Oxford
£15, £12 (Oxford Uni alumni), £5 (student), free for under 18s
Book Online Book by Email
Tickets "at the door" - until sold out
  1. Cantata No 182, 'Himmelskonig, sei willkommen' BWV182 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  2. Cantata 'Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe' BWV 22 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  3. Cantata 'Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn' BWV 23 - Johann Sebastian Bach

During his Weimar years, Bach performed his Palm Sunday Cantata 182 no less than three times. A firm favourite, it depicts the arrival of Jesus into Jerusalem on a donkey.

In December 1722 Bach was keen to leave Köthen and applied for the cantorate of the Thomaskirche in Leipzig. Anxious to woo the reluctant Leipzigers, who were not particularly disposed to appoint him, he diplomatically presented himself as a composer on quite modest lines.

At his audition on 7th February 1723 he performed Cantatas 22 and 23 which, despite slim forces of oboe and strings, contain some of the most affecting and imaginative music in the cantata repertoire.

New College Chapel
Holywell Street
This advertisement was submitted by Paull Hammond-Davies.
Print or Save this concert's QR code

Disclaimer: We endeavour to supply full and accurate information but cannot be held responsible for any errors.
Please check with the ticket vendor before you purchase your ticket. PLEASE REPORT BAD CONTENT

©2020 Concert Diary. The interactive Concert Guide specialising in listings for Opera, Ballet and Classical Music Concerts.