Tuesday 20 November 2018 7:30PM

The English Concert; Harry Bicket director, harpsichord, organ

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland: Music for Advent

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  • The English Concert
  • Harry Bicket director, harpsichord, organ
  • Dorothee Mields soprano
  • James Hall countertenor
  • Nick Pritchard tenor
  • Ashley Riches bass-baritone

In the build-up to Christmas, The English Concert turns to JS Bach’s three surviving cantatas written for Advent. Despite Bach’s gruelling schedule composing almost one cantata per week, his music is still full of characteristic invention, including the French overture style that opens ‘Nun komm, der heiden heiland’.

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
        • Cantata: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV61
        • Cantata: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV62
  • Interval
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
        • Cantata: Schwingt freudig euch empor BWV36
  • Philipp Heinrich Erlebach (1657-1714)
        • Ouverture No. 6 in G minor

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