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J.S. Bach – Cantata no 72: Alles nur nach Gottes Willen (BWV 72)
Instrumental Overtures from Orchestral Suites by J.S. Bach
The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge
St John's Sinfonia
The Lent term Cantata Evensong for this year will feature the cantata written by Bach for the third Sunday after Epiphany, first performed on 27 January 1726 in Leipzig.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto and bass soloists, a four-part choir, two oboes, two violins, viola and basso continuo.
Chorus: Alles nur nach Gottes WillenRecitativo and Arioso (alto, violins): O selger Christ, der allzeit seinen WillenAria (alto, violins): Mit allem, was ich hab und binRecitativo (bass): So glaube nunAria (soprano, oboe, strings): Mein Jesus will es tun, er will dein Kreuz versüßenChorale: Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit
The Choir will once again be joined by the College's period instrument ensemble, St John's Sinfonia.
One of the highlights of the classical music calendar is the BBC Proms season. Now in its 119th year, the Proms are a summer series of over 70 classical concerts which run from 12 July – 7 September 2013.