Bach’s Musical Offerings

Musical Offerigs

Musikalisches Opfer and Vom Himmel hoch-variations

35 years after the ensemble played its first concert, Calefax celebrates its birthday with masterpieces by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Bach’s music plays a major role in Calefax’ projects, both the works he has written himself and pieces by other composers that were inspired by him. By dividing the music among five reed players, his piano works in particular gain richness in sound. Calefax plays repertoire from their new anniversary album Bach’s Musical Offerings. A sixth player, hoboïst Arthur Klaassens, is added in Musikalisches Opfer.


Johann Sebastian Bach Musikalisches Opfer
Johann Sebastian Bach Canonic variations on ‘Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her’

Upcoming concerts

Sun 11 Oct 20.15 Bach’s Musical Offerings Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam / NL Tickets
Sat 17 Oct 20.00 Bach’s Musical Offerings Academiehuis de Grote Kerk Zwolle / NL Tickets
Thu 22 Oct 20.00 Bach’s Musical Offerings Grote Kerk Naarden / NL Tickets
Sun 25 Oct 15.00 Bach’s Musical Offerings Laurenskerk Rotterdam / NL Tickets
Sun 22 Nov 15.00 Bach’s Musical Offerings ECI Cultuurfabriek Roermond / NL Tickets
Sun 7 Mar 16.00 Bach’s Musical Offerings Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden / NL Tickets