Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Christmas Cantata, BWV 63

Netherlands Bach Society

Marcus Creed, conductor
Griet de Geyter, soprano
Alex Potter, alto
Guy Cutting, tenor
Matthias Winckhler, bass
Emma Black, principal oboe

  1. Christen, ätzet diesen Tag (Chor)
  2. O selger Tag! (Rezitativ)
  3. Gott, du hast es wohl gefüget (Duett)
  4. So kehret sich (Rezitativ)
  5. Ruft und fleht den Himmel an (Duett)
  6. Verdoppelt euch demnach (Rezitativ)
  7. Höchster, schau in Gnaden an (Chor)

Grote Kerk in Naarden, Netherlands, 13 December 2018

About the Performance

J.S. Bach’s cantata Christen, ätzet diesen Tag, BWV 63 was first performed on Christmas Day 1723 in Leipzig, where Bach had been working for less than six months.

The performance by the Netherlands Bach Society in this video was conducted by Marcus Creed and includes four trumpets, three oboes and timpani. The performance took place on December 13, 2018 at the Grote Kerk, Naarden. It was produced for All of Bach, a project of the Netherlands Bach Society. For more information on BWV 63 and this production, visit BWV 63.