A Vespers service commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation providing the opportunity to hear Bach's Lutheran-inspired music in its liturgical setting.

BACH: Organ prelude, Ein feste burg ist unser Gott BWV720; NICOLAI: O Holy Spirit, enter in; CHERWIEN: Behold, unveiled the vesper skies; ERICKSON: Let my prayer rise before Thee as incense; HASSLER: God is our refuge and strength; BACH: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf BWV226, motet; GASTOLDI: Magnificat; BACH: Cantata, Ein feste burg ist unser Gott BWV80; WHITFIELD: The Evening  Prayer of Martin Luther; V SCHUMANN: The Lord's Prayer; PLAINCHANT: Nunc Dimittis; LUTHER: A Mighty Fortress is our God; BACH: Violin Concerto in E BWV1042

Anna van der Zee (violin), Anna Sedcole (soprano), Rebecca Woodmore (mezzo), John Beaglehole (tenor), David Morriss (bass), Chiesa Ensemble, Choir of Wellington Cathedral of St Paul/Cantor Rick Erickson, Presiding Minister: Bishop Mark Whitfield

Recorded Wellington Cathedral of St Paul by RNZ