Saturday 26 March 2016 7.30pm
JS Bach Lenten and Passiontide Cantatas
Choral works for the Easter season
Choir of the AAM
Cantata No.127 “Herr Jesu Christ, wahr’ Mensch und Gott”
Cantata No.39 “Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot”
JS Bach attrib.
Motet “Ich lasse dich nicht”
Cantata No.182 “Himmelskönig, sei willkommen”
Phone 01223 357851
JS Bach wrote an astounding number of choral works in his lifetime, and it is these sacred cantatas for choir and orchestra that hold the key to his creative genius. Lively choruses intertwine with heart-rending solo arias to create dramatic narratives that would have inspired and surprised churchgoers in equal measure, paving the way for Bach's illustrious Passions and Oratorios. The Academy of Ancient Music and Choir of the AAM mark the Easter season with three of Bach's finest cantatas, representing the very best of the composer's celebrated output.
"The Choir of the AAM sang with refined fervour throughout. Orchestrally, it was impeccable." THE GUARDIAN