Sunday 20 December 2020 7:30PM
The English Concert; Carolyn Sampson soprano; Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano; James Way tenor; Edward Grint bass-baritone
Gabrieli, Schein, Kuhnau and JS Bach
This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval
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- The English Concert
- Harry Bicket director, harpsichord
- Carolyn Sampson soprano
- Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
- James Way tenor
- Edward Grint bass-baritone
Composed in 1723 for his first Christmas Day in Leipzig, with its effervescent choruses and dazzling trumpet writing, Bach’s Magnificat is undoubtedly one of the most festive works in the repertoire. Harry Bicket and The English Concert trace the Magnificat’s lineage, exploring rarely heard but ravishing music by Bach’s Leipzig predecessors, as well as a spectacular motet by Giovanni Gabrieli, which Bach performed with his pupils at the Thomaskirche.
Giovanni Gabrieli (c.1554-1612)
- Hodie Christus natus est
Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630)
- Alleluia: Lobet ihr Knechte des Herrn
- Suite No. 1 in D minor
Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
- Magnificat in E flat BWV243a