ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
PHILIPPE HERREWEGHE

22/01/2020 — 20:00
Alte Oper | Frankfurt | DE
Johann Sebastian Bach [1685–1750]

Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist  BWV 45
Jesu, der du meine Seele  BWV 78
O Jesu Christ, mein’s Lebens Licht BWV 118
Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl  BWV 198

Dorothee Mields soprano
Alex Potter countertenor
Thomas Hobbs tenor
Peter Kooij bass

Collegium Vocale Gent
Philippe Herreweghe conductor

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In der süssen Ewigkeit

The vast majority of Johann Sebastian Bach’s preserved cantatas were written for specific Sundays or feast days within the liturgy. A number of the occasional works he also wrote, however, are among his best known. On 17 October 1727 the moving cantata Lass, Fürstin, lass noch ein strahl was performed for the memorial service of Christiane Eberhardine, the beloved queen of Poland.