Concert Diary

Event Information

  • Fri

    J S Bach: Cantatas and Concertos


    Hall One, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

    JS Bach Cantata: Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn, BWV 152
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049
    JS Bach Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043
    Cantata: Himmelskönig, sei willkommen, BWV 182

    London Bach Singers and Feinstein Ensemble

    It is impossible to overstate the importance of Bach’s 200 cantatas, described by Stravinsky as ‘the centre of our European repertoire’. Amazingly, most of these masterpieces were performed only once during Bach’s lifetime. Some of Bach’s favourites, however, were performed several times, such as his great Easter Cantata ‘Himmelskönig, sei willkommen’.

    The cantatas are here juxtaposed with two of his most beloved orchestral works, the sublime D minor Concerto for two violins and the fiery Fourth Brandenburg Concerto.