Madeleine Easton, founder of Bach Akademie Australia

Bach Akademie Australia presents ASCENSION .

Internationally acclaimed Australian violinist, director and concertmaster Madeleine Easton, founded Bach Akademie Australia, an Australian ensemble to bring the great musical tradition of Europe to Sydney.

The music of J.S. Bach will come alive in Sydney at two very special performances. Bach Akademie Australia and their newly formed choir will perform two of Bach’s greatest Cantatas and the rarely performed Ascension.

Bach Cantata BWV 12 'Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen'
Bach Cantata BWV 20 'O Ewigkeit, du Donnorwort'
Bach Ascension Oratorio BWV 11 'Lobet Gott'
Soloists: Amy Moore (Soprano), Tobias Cole (Alto), Richard Butler (Tenor), David Greco (Bass)

Join the Akademie for the heartbreaking BWV 12 featuring the celebrated Australian Oboist Emma Black, the thunderous BWV 20, Bach’s homage to the French musical style, and the joyous Ascension Oratorio.

For the first time, Bach Akademie Australia will perform with a full choir of hand-picked singers from around Australia including four internationally regarded vocal soloists: Amy Moore (Soprano), Tobias Cole (Alto), Richard Butler (Tenor), David Greco (Bass).

One of the Akademie’s mandates is to create an atmosphere of learning and education. Bach Akademie Australia’s featured artists and soloists will give masterclasses, individual lessons and lectures wherever they perform to foster a spirit of education and scholarship.

There was definite joy in our hearts from an instructive and joyous performance of an entire evening of JS Bach.” Paul Nolan, Sydney Arts Guide

ASCENSION from Bach Akademie Australia [Facebook]: Friday 29 March, 8pm at St Francis of Assisi Church Paddington and Saturday 30 March, 8pm at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta.

Bookings here  or phone 0411 144 402.

With thanks to Bach Akademie Australia Arts Guide has a double pass giveaway to the performance 8pm, 30 March 2019 at St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta. 

To be in the running, email ( 
with ASCENSION_BACH_AKADEMIE as the subject AND your email address.

Competition closes Midnight on Sunday March 17, 2019 when the winner will be drawn. Only the winner will be notified and the tickets will be emailed by the promoter.