Bach's Easter Oratorio
2:00pm, Sunday, 10 April 2022
Our Lady Of Dolours Church
94 Archer Street Chatswood
Bach Akademie Australia begins the year with an all-Bach program featuring two of his best and most beautiful cantatas written for Easter. Of his five cycles of cantatas written whilst serving as Kantor for the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, BWV 42 and BWV 6, although completely contrasting in tone and mood, are some of his most heartfelt and joyful with their messages of hope and comfort for all. We then present one of Bach’s best-loved and most jubilant works, the Easter Oratorio. In this work, Bach utilises a full choir and orchestra to amplify his message of pure joy and celebration. This very special work continues to uplift, inspire and comfort us all these many hundreds of years later.
J.S. Bach Cantata "Am abend aber desselbigen Sabbats" BWV 42
J.S. Bach Cantata "Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden" BWV 6
J.S. Bach Easter Oratorio BWV 249
The Bach Akadamie performs the Easter Oratorio on Palm Sunday at Our Lady of Dolours Chatswood.