Bach Easter Cantatas

Thu Mar 28, 20:00 - Thu Mar 28, 22:00

Rondebosch Dutch Reformed Church


On the eve of Good Friday four Lutesong Consort singers with members of the Cape Town Baroque Orchestra will be performing four very special works by J.S Bach: Tilge Höchster, meine Sünden BWV 1083 is an arrangement from the 1740’s of Pergolesi’s famous Stabat Mater, with text from Psalm 51; Widerstehe doch der Sünde BWV 54 is Bach’s first extant church cantata for solo voice; Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4 was his first Easter cantata; and we conclude with a fascinating arrangement of Partita for violin No 2 BWV 1004 for solo violin accompanied by four voices, who are tasked with highlighting the famously ‘hidden’ chorale melodies in the composition.


With Elsabé Richter, Lente Louw, Willem Bester and Keaton Manwaring (voices),

Annien Shaw and Ralitza Macheva (baroque violins), Emile de Roubaix and Petrus Coetzee (baroque violas), Matthias Ender (baroque cello), Henrike Kovatz (double bass), Erik Dippenaar (organ, harpsichord), Uwe Grosser (lutes).

The soloist for BWV 1004 will be Annien Shaw.

The project will be led from the harpsichord by Dr. Erik Dippenaar.

Join us for a complimentary glass of wine in the Church Hall afterwards.


This concert is generously funded by the Rupert Music Foundation.


Bach Easter Cantatas
Rondebosch Dutch Reformed Church
2 Derry Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700
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