Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, BWV 6
(Abide with us, for evening approaches)

Known as the Grand Easter Tuesday Cantata, the opening chorus resembles the closing movements of Bach’s St. John and St. Matthew Passions with its form and power. The exquisite Aria for Soprano highlights the Baroque master’s favorite obbligato instrument: the Violincello Piccolo.  Albert Schweitzer referred to this cantata as “a masterpiece of poetry in music.”

Sponsored by Edwin Smith

Due to recent world events, the CBE board of directors has decided to postpone our performance of Cantata #6. We will do everything we can to reschedule this performance and will keep you updated with any new developments. Stay tuned.

Sunday, April 19, 2020, at 6:00 pm

Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village



Cantata Insights Series: $15 adult, students free with an ID
Messiah: $35 adult, $10 student
Celebrating Virtuosity Concerts: $20 adult, $10 student
Purchase online for the best prices. Tickets purchased at the door will include an additional $5 fee. All tickets are general admission.


About the Cantata Insights Series

Colorado Bach Ensemble’s “Cantata Insights Series” gives audiences an opportunity to learn more about Bach’s many cantatas. In these popular and educational concerts, Artistic Director James Kim has a special way of explaining what he knows, drawing you into the wonders of Bach’s music. After James gives his insights on a “guided tour” through one of the cantatas, the ensemble performs the work in its entirety, giving the audience a fresh perspective on one of Bach’s magnificent works.