Bach Week Finale Concert

Out of the Depths

The 12:00PM performance is a dress rehearsal.

*Note special location at First Presbyterian Church, San Luis Obispo*

Live Stream Link to Lecture and Performance for Saturday night (Begins close to 6PM) -

Psalm 130, which begins with the line "Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord,” provided the text for one of J.S. Bach’s earliest cantatas, "Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir,” BWV 131. This poignant and arresting cantata, however, was not the only musical portrayal of this Psalm. The French composer Michel Richard Delalande wrote his powerful "De profundis” to the same text, though in a different language, around 20 years before Bach. A suite of French music, directed by the musicians of Tesserae Baroque, rounds out the program. 

Pre-Concert Talk at 6:00 p.m.
Bach Week co-director Scott Glysson will lecture on the history of the musical settings of Psalm 130 and the context of J.S. Bach’s Cantata, "Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir,” and Michel Richard Delalande’s "De profundis." 


Presented by Cal Poly Music Department


Lecture: 1 hr
Concert: 2 hr




Ages 5+