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Bach Akademie Australia | Comfort & Joy – Cantatas for Christmas

29 November 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT

Tickets: Adult $75 | Pensioner $55 | Under 30 $35

The story of Christmas with its imagery of angels, shepherds, children, peace on earth and goodwill to mankind has inspired many a great composer throughout the centuries, however none more so than J.S Bach. This theme gave his genius free rein to compose music which continues to comfort, inspire and exult all who hear it.

Bach Akademie Australia presents his tender Cantata BWV 151 ‘Süsser Trost’ (Sweet Comfort), followed by Part 2 of his famous Christmas Oratorio featuring his sublime pastoral Sinfonia. Also in the program is the virtuosic Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor with baroque flautist Mikaela Oberg. Finally, crowning this celebration of the season is Cantata BWV 191 ‘Gloria’, his only cantata set in Latin, later used by Bach so brilliantly in his B minor Mass.


  • J.S. BACH | Cantata BWV 151 ‘Süsser Trost
  • J.S BACH | Orchestral Suite no.2 in B minor BWV 1067
  • J.S. BACH | Part II Christmas Oratorio BWV 248
  • J.S. BACH | Cantata BWV 191 ‘Gloria

Artists include:

  • Neal Peres da Costa | harpsichord
  • Nathan Cox | organ
  • Daniel Yeadon | cello
  • Richard Fomison | natural trumpet
  • Anna Sandström | soprano


29 November 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Christ Church St Laurence
812 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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