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Musica Poetica: Christmas Baroque

  • St Michael's Without Broad Street Bath BA1 5LJ UK (map)

Bath Recitals culminates its 2018 programme with this glorious seasonal celebration of the wonder of a Baroque Christmas and the music of 17th and 18th century Germany.


This festive evening celebrates the music of JS Bach with a programme including some of his most famous cantatas and chorales. In addition there will be some Christmas favourites by some of the composers who inspired him including Praetorius, Buxtehude and Schütz.


The authentic voices and instrumentalists of Music Poetica make a welcome return to Bath for this concert play which will form the culmination of Bath Recital’s 2018 Baroque Season.

Tickets: £16, £15 (with a discovery card – not available on the door)


Available Online now, and from Bath Box Office, Bath Visitor Information Centre, Bridgwater House, 2 Terrace Walk, Bath BA1 1LN


JS Bach

Bereite dich Zion (Prepare yourself, Zion) from Christmas Oratorio BWV 248

Ich habe genug (I have enough) BWV 84

Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke (I am content with my fate) BWV 84

Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (Now come, Saviour of the heathens) BWV 61 


Philipp Nicolai arr. JS Bach

Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (How beautiful is the morning star) BWV 436

Chorale from Wachet auf! (Sleepers Wake) BWV 140


Michael Pretorius

In natali Domini (On our Lord’s Birthday)


Traditional arr. Michael Pretorius

Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, how a rose e’er blooming)


Samuel Scheidt

Puer natus in Bethlehem (A Child is born in Bethlehem)


Heinrich Schütz

Singet dem Herren ein neues Lied (Sing unto the Lord a new song) SWV 342

Verbum caro factum est (Here the Word became flesh)SWV 314


Dietrich Buxtehude

In dulci jubilo (In sweet rejoicing) BuxWV 52


Chant: Veni redemptor gentium (Come, Redeemer of the nations)

Earlier Event: December 15
Avison Ensemble: Messiah
Later Event: February 22
The Birth of Virtuosity