Wednesday 13 June 2018 3:00PM

Wigmore Study Group: Big Ideas for a Small Stage

3-part study course

Archived

  • David Lee
  • Matthew King
  • Laura Roberts
  • Stephan Loges
  • Students from Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Come and immerse yourself in the world of Bach, at the height of his career, as he established himself in the illustrious post of Kantor at the Thomasschule and civic director of music in Leipzig.

Within two years he had by far surpassed what could have been expected of him, composing two complete annual cycles of cantatas. He had also presented larger scale choral works, the Magnificat and the St John Passion, soon to be followed by the St Matthew Passion.

In his sacred dramas, Bach showed an innate sense of the theatrical, combining with extraordinary skill the dramatic narrative, religious commentary and emotional response, whilst giving the congregation, through his chorale settings, an active role in the performance.

These afternoons will be hosted by singer, researcher and teacher David Lee, and composer Matthew King with pianist Laura Roberts, alongside invited guest speakers and students from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.