Friday 27 May 2022 7:30PM

Gabrieli Consort & Players; Paul McCreesh director



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Change of Artist
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dingle Yandell (bass) has withdrawn from the above concert. We are grateful to Malachy Frame (baritone) for stepping in as his replacement. The programme remains the same.

Change of Running Order
The running order of the above concert has changed and will now be as follows.

Booking information

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This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


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  • Gabrieli Consort & Players
  • Paul McCreesh director
  • Mary Bevan soprano
  • Tim Mead countertenor
  • Thomas Walker tenor
  • Malachy Frame baritone

Marking the Christian feast of Ascension is Bach’s oratorio, probably composed for that occasion in 1735 in the wake of earlier pieces celebrating Christmas and Easter: several of its sections were recycled from earlier compositions, while another subsequently found its way into the B minor Mass. As with Bach’s Passions, the piece is led narratively by an Evangelist, in this instance tenor Thomas Walker.

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
      • Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir BWV29
        • Sinfonia
      • Mass in A BWV234
  • Interval
      • Sinfonia in D BWV1045
      • Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen BWV11 'Ascension Oratorio'

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