Reformation500 Meets Bonn70: Bach Cantata

27 May 2017
Saturday 27 May 2017, 14:00 - 16:30
St Columba's United Reformed Church, Alfred Street

Discover more about J.S. Bach’s spectacular Cantata 79 ‘Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild’ (God the Lord is Sun and Shield), written for the Reformation Day in 1725, with the Oxford Bach Soloists.

After the interval there will be two performances of the cantata with an invitation for everyone to join in with the hymn ‘Nun danket alle Gott’. During the short interlude between the two performances there will be a reflection on the cantata shedding more light on its musical and theological context.

2pm — Musico-theological introduction to the cantata
3pm — Tea break
3:15pm — Performance of the cantata twice, with a reflective interlude between the performances and everybody joining in the hymn ‚Nun danket alle Gott‘ (Now thank we all our God)

Find out more and book tickets for the performance at

St Columba's United Reformed Church
Alfred Street
United Kingdom
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