Glorious Bach

The English Chamber Singers and St Michael’s Choir with the Barnes Period Instrumentalists, conducted by Martin Neary, turn to arguably the most glorious of Bach’s shorter choral works, the Magnificat. Their all-Bach programme includes two other virtuoso works: the motet for double choir, Komm, Jesu, komm, and the brilliant Cantata 51, Jauchzet Gott, for soprano (Colette Boushell) and trumpet (David Blackadder). The concert begins with a rare performance of O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht, “one of the most sublimely restrained and deep of all Bach’s works” (Sir Nicholas Kenyon).
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