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St James’ Church is pleased to present Bach@St James’, a series of performances of the works of J.S. Bach.
The 2017 series includes a performance of the St John Passion, five Cantata services, and the popular Bach in the Dark series.

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BWV245 BWV165 BWV46

Tickets to St John Passion are available at

City Recital Hall
(in person, via phone, or online).

Admission to the Bach Cantata Series is free.
These are Cantata performances in a liturgical setting.



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Print Be in the moment.

In the Crypt of St James’, the audience sits in darkness, a glass of wine in hand, shielded from the frantic outside world, listening to the beauty of the cello.
These hugely popular Bach in the Dark concerts are the brainchild of cellist, Rachel Scott.  Throughout the series, Rachel is joined by a number of guests, presenting music of J.S. Bach and inspired by the German Baroque master composer.
Rachel Scott is a renowned cellist and educator. She is Education Manager for the Australian Children’s Music Foundation, her work for which extended to Mary Mackillop International in educating teachers and underprivileged children Timor-Leste. In addition to being in demand as a chamber musician, Rachel works closely with the ACO, facilitating interactive concerts and workshops.
The concerts listed here are held in the St James’ Crypt.
Visit for information about additional concerts
held at other venues.

17 and 18 February Suites with a Twist!
28 and 29 April Cello and Violin
18 and 19 August Cello and The Choir of St James’
13 and 14 October Cello and Guitar Duo


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