Leids Kamerkoor in de Hooglandse Kerk

Leids Kamerkoor takes part in Cantatediensten series in de Hooglandse Kerk with Bach’s Cantata nr. BWV 72 ‘Alles nur nach Gottes Willen’. The choir is under the direction of Dody Soetanto since december, 2018.

Director: Dody Soetanto
Soprano: Ardelia Padma Sawitri
Alto: Antoinette Stevens
Tenor: Edwin Poels
Orkestra: leden van Collegium Musicum
Church organ: Gerard de Wit

Bach composed the cantata in his third annual cycle for the Third Sunday after Epiphany.The prescribed readings for the Sunday were taken from the Epistle to the Romans, rules for life (Romans 12:17–21), and from the Gospel of Matthew, the healing of a leper (Matthew 8:1–13). The cantata text was written by Salomon Franck, who was Bach’s librettist when they both worked for the ducal court in Weimar. Franck published it in Evangelisches Andachts-Opffer in 1715, whereas Bach composed the music much later. Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet, BWV 164, is a comparable example of Bach turning to a text by Franck.

The closing chorale “Was mein Gott will, das g’scheh allzeit” was written by Albert, Duke of Prussia in 1547. The chorale theme (Zahn 7568) by Claudin de Sermisy first appeared in print in the collection of secular songs Trente et quatre chansons in 1528. Bach had used the chorale before as the base for his chorale cantata Was mein Gott will, das g’scheh allzeit, BWV 111, composed for the same occasion in 1725.

Bach first performed the cantata on 27 January 1726.He later used the opening chorus for the Gloria of his Missa in G minor, BWV 235.

  1. Chorus: Alles nur nach Gottes Willen
  2. Recitative and arioso (alto): O selger Christ, der allzeit seinen Willen
  3. Aria (alto): Mit allem, was ich hab und bin
  4. Recitative (bass): So glaube nun
  5. Aria (soprano): Mein Jesus will es tun, er will dein Kreuz versüßen
  6. Chorale: Was mein Gott will, das g’scheh allzeit

Sunday 27 January 2019 at 19.00 uur in Hooglandse Kerk, Leiden.

Entrance is free.


Leids Kamerkoor sings  in Centrum De Regenboog in Zoetermeer

The Leiden Chamber Choir brings a splendid and completely a capella program with the focus on penance and compassion with both old and contemporary composers. Works by Allesandro Scarlatti, Carlo Gesualdo, John Tavener, Johannes Verhulst and Francis Poulenc.

This concert takes place as a part of the activities organized by the ecclesiastical congregation during the Silent or Good Week (the week before Easter).

Wednesday 17 April 2019 at 20.15, Centrum De Regenboog, Nathaliegang 263, Zoetermeer

Entrance is free.



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