When: Wed Dec 16, 2020
Time: 8.30 pm
Where: Melbourne Digital Concert Hall
Bach Akademie Australia will present their third concert, Weihnachtsfreude on the stage of Melbourne Digital Concert Hall on Wednesday December 16 at 8.30pm in conjunction with presenting partner the National Art School.
Join the Bach Akademie Australia for a program of Christmas joy to celebrate the coming season which will be all the more meaningful after the events of 2020.
The music of J.S. Bach once again provides endless inspiration and hope. Our four wonderful vocalists will feature in Bach’s motet ‘Lobet den Herrn’, and his ebullient cantata for Christmas, ‘Ich freue mich in dir’, which Sir John Eliot Gardiner describes as conveying the ‘sheer exhilaration of Christmas.’
Neal Peres Da Costa will shine in the fiendishly difficult but joyful Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, as will tenor Richard Butler and alto Hannah Fraser in two beautiful arias from Part II of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.
J.S. Bach – Motet BWV 230 ‘Lobet den Herrn’
J.S. Bach – Arias from Part II of the Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 ‘Frohe Hirten, eilt, ach eilt!’ (Soloist: Richard Butler) ‘Schlafe, mein liebster’ (Soloist: Hannah Fraser)
J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major BWV 1050 (Soloists: Neal Peres Da Costa, Mikaela Oberg, Madeleine Easton)
J.S. Bach – Cantata BWV 133 – ‘Ich freue mich in dir’
Tickets: $20 plus a $4 administration fee.
If you need help with purchasing tickets please call 0408 339 145 Monday to Saturday between the hours of 9am and 6pm.