Saturday 28 April 2018
St Saviour’s Church 7.30pm
– Festive Bach –
J S Bach – Christ lag in Todes Banden (BWV 4)
J S Bach – Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiß (BWV 134)
J S Bach – Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen (BWV 43)
J S Bach – O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe (BWV 34)
J S Bach – Fürchte dich nicht (BWV 228)
With Amici Voices
and The Lawes Baroque Players, led by Miles Golding
Conducted by John Gibbons
J S Bach’s cantatas are among his most significant and celebrated compositions. Written for up to four soloists, a four-part choir and an orchestra, many set biblical texts related to the lectionary appointed by the Lutheran church for that day.
Bach composed more than two hundred cantatas, writing SDG (Soli Deo Gloria) at the end of each one. Three complete cycles of the church liturgical year survive from 1723-1745 when as Thomaskantor at Leipzig’s two principal churches, St Thomas and St Nicholas, he was responsible for performing a church cantata every Sunday and Holy Day.
We will be performing a selection written for the period between Easter Sunday and Whit Sunday.
We are delighted to be collaborating with Amici Voices and Lawes Baroque Players in this concert. Our previous collaboration in November 2015 for Bach’s B Minor Mass “produced a performance of exceptional quality” – John Manning, Herts Advertiser
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