The Lutheran chorale is a key element in the Protestant Church, intended to be sung by a congregation, thus making it part of the liturgy. It is also the backbone of hundreds of musical pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach.

The Arriaga Theatre is staging a special concert, offering a selection of Bach’s greatest chorales and choirs from his motets and passions, performed by the Choral Society of Bilbao and Ensemble Diatessaron, specialising in Renaissance and Baroque music. Among them, Jesu, meine Freude (motet BWV 227) illustrates Bach’s deep faith and his hope to join the heavenly choir after death.

The team

Choir: Bilboko Koral Elkartea – Choral Society of Bilbao

Director: Enrique Azurza

Orchestra: Ensemble Diatessaron

Conductor: Elena Martínez de Murguía


7:30 pm.


from €9,50 ato €25 /discounts

Friends of the Arriaga: 25% to 35% off
Groups, youths, 65+ seniors, unemployed, large families, persons with at least 33% degree of disability: 25% off
Last-minute discount (for all categories above, save for Friends of the Arriaga): 50% off
Last-minute discount for Young Friends of the Arriaga: 70% off
Disabled persons in a wheelchair: 50% off (proscenium box with one companion)