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Bachcantates Utrecht
Utrechtse Bachcantatediensten

Name:

Since January 2017: Bachcantates Utrecht (BCU)
Until December 2016: Utrechtse Bachcantatediensten (UBCD)

Location:

Utrecht, the Netherlands

Venues:

Geertekerk, Utrecht

Years:

Since 1967 (Cantata Series)

Months:

In each first weekend of the month, except July and August

Artistic Director:

Conductors from 1967 till now in chronological order:
Wouter van Haaften
Bob Brouwer
Jaap Hillen
Jos van Veldhoven
Jos Vermunt
Marijke van Klaveren
Johan Rooze
Gijs Leenaars
Gerrit Maas (2013-Present)

Ensembles:

koor en orkest Bachcantatediensten

Website:

Utrechtse Bachcantatediensten

History & Mission:

The UBCD has one of the longest traditions in the Netherlands.

Each first Sunday of the month (excepting those in the Summer holiday season) you can hear J.S. Bach's Church music being performed in the Church Geertekerk in Utrecht at 7.30 p.m. The performance has a mixed character, between a concert and a church service. Admission is free, although there is a voluntary retiring collection.
The performance of the cantata itself is preceded by an introductory meditation touching upon the text of the cantata. The audience may join in the singing of the four-part closing chorale. Anyone can join the orchestra or the choir. No membership fee is required, but voluntary donations are very much appreciated. This has been UBCD's motto since 1967, and it still is.

List of perfomed Cantatas

Logo:

BCU:  
UBCD:

Posters & Programmes 1992-1996 (UBCD)

Unknown date

Mar 1992

Jun 1992

Jan 1995

Apr 1995

Nov 1995

Jan 1996

Mar 1996

   
   

Posters & Programmes 2010-2016 (UBCD)

May 2010

Jun 2010

Sep 2010

Oct 2010

Nov 2010

Dec 2010

Jan 2011

Feb 2011 Mar 6, 2011 Apr 3, 2011

May 1, 2011 Jun 5, 2011 Sep 4, 2011  Oct 2, 2011  Nov 6, 2011

 Dec 4, 2011  Jan 8, 2012 Feb 5, 2012

Mar 4, 2012

Apr 1, 2012

 May 6, 2012

Jun 3, 2012

Jun 22, 2012

Jul 1, 2012

Sep 2, 2012

Oct 7, 2012

Nov 4, 2012

Dec 2, 2012

 Jan 6, 2013  Feb 3, 2013

Mar 3, 2013

Apr 7, 2013

May 5, 2013

Jun 2, 2013 Sep 8, 2013

Oct 6, 2013

Nov 3, 2013

Dec 1, 2013  Jan 5, 2014   Feb 2, 2014

Mar 2, 2014

Apr 6, 2014

May 4, 2014
BWV 131
Jun 1, 2014
BWV 68
 Sep 14, 2014
BWV 243

 Oct 5, 2014
BWV 161
 Nov 2, 2014
BWV 162
Dec 7, 2014
BWV 63
 Jan 4, 2015
BWV 122
 Feb 1, 2015
BWV 84 & BWV 215

Posters & Programmes 2015-2016 (UBCD)

 Feb-Jun 2015  Sep 2015-Jan 2016  Feb-Jun 2016  Sep 2016-Jan 2017  
 

Posters & Programmes 2017 (BCU)

Jan 8, 2017
BWV 171
Fev 5, 2017
BWV 178
     
     

Source: Lia van Schaijk, Utrecht NL (April 2010 - December 2016)

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (April 2010 - December 2016)

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