Thursday 20 October 2016 7.30pm

James Gilchrist directs

Event details

  • 7.30pm. Milton Court Concert Hall, London, UK

  • Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm


  • Purcell Suite of overtures, dances and songs

  • JS Bach Cantata No.55

  • JS Bach Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor (1738-39)

  • JS Bach Cantata No.82a


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About this concert

James Gilchrist’s name is synonymous with the music of JS Bach. He is the standout Bach interpreter of his generation with his performances being described as “superlative” by The Guardian and “breath-taking” by Bachtrack.

As part of our season-long exploration of Bach's music, this programme not only sees James singing some of his best-loved cantatas - including the heart-breaking "Ich habe genug" - but Bach's music has become the starting point for his directorial debut with the AAM.  Gilchrist and AAM leader Pavlo Beznosiuk co-direct a programme that features AAM principal flute Rachel Brown performing Bach's glorious second Orchestral Suite and a suite of music by Purcell curated by James and Pavlo.

Please note:

Priority booking is available for AAM Society members.  For more information about supporting the Academy of Ancient Music, please contact Emma Fox at, or call 01223 341092.