Bury Bach Choir: Bach & Vivaldi

Bury Bach Choir: Bach & Vivaldi

Saturday 21 May 2022

Times: 7.30pm

Prices: £27, £22, £17

Venue: St Edmundsbury Cathedral

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Saturday 21 May 2022, 7.30pm


This event is promoted by Bury Bach Choir

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The summer concert in our 90th Anniversary year features the music of Bach and Vivaldi.

Bach admired and was influenced by Vivaldi, transcribing several of the Venetian’s violin concertos for solo organ as well as emulating Vivaldi’s concerto style in his own instrumental concertos.

Our concert juxtaposes two celebratory works with a pair of more sober compositions. Bach’s cantata for Whitsunday 1742, O ewiges Feuer, welcomes the Holy Spirit with appropriately rousing and jubilant music, while Vivaldi’s much-loved, extrovert Gloria in D is full of catchy melodies and optimism. These two jubilant pieces are complemented by Bach’s exquisite single-movement motet, O Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht (BWV118), composed in 1736–7, and his equally beautiful setting of Der Gerechte kommt um, a reworking of a Latin motet by his Leipzig predecessor, Johann Kuhnau.

Bach - O ewiges Feuer
Bach/Kuhnau - Der Gerechte kommt um
Bach - O Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht
Vivaldi - Gloria in D

Rachel Dyson - soprano
Valerie Reid - mezzo-soprano
TBC - mezzo-soprano
Graeme Danby - bass

Suffolk Baroque Players
Bury Bach Choir
Philip Reed - conductor

Times: 7.30pm-9.10pm
Tickets: £27, £22, £17, Under 21's go half price. Early booking discount: £1 off all adult tickets booked by Sunday 30 January 2022.
Booking opens 6th November: Use the 'Book now' button or call 01284 758000
Venue: St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

This event is promoted by Bury Bach Choir.

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