No 155 Weimar Cantatas IV

Sun 23rd June 2019  »  3:00 pm
Bach and Weimar

– J. S. Bach: Himmelskönig, sei willkommen, BWV 182 – J. S. Bach: Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt, BWV 18 – J. S. Bach: Komm, du süße Todesstunde, BWV 161 – J. S. Bach: Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12

Pfarrer Dr. Ralf Günther (Gospel readings), Solisten, Vox Luminis, direction: Lionel Meunier

Ticket prices: € 57,00 | 47,00
reduced: € 52,00 | 42,00

»Himmelsburg«, – »heaven’s fortress« – was the name of the castle chapel at Weimar where Bach regularly performed his new cantatas from 1714. It is hardly coincidental that his premiere performance in this tower-like church was a setting of the text »Himmelskönig, sei willkommen« – »Heavenly king, welcome«. The work is the first in the fascinating series of Bach’s Weimar cantatas, of which some 20 have come down to us today.