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Bach Akademie Australia – Bach At Easter/ Chatswood
March 26 @ 2:30 pm
Bach Akademie Australia returns to the Sydney concert scene this Easter, launching its 2023 “Music in the Castle of Heaven” season, with concerts in Paddington and Chatswood, featuring JS Bach’s towering Missa Brevis in F BWV 233.
This thrilling program by Australia’s premiere exponents of JS Bach’s music, is led by Bach scholar and violin virtuoso Madeleine Easton. The ensemble will also perform the Easter Cantata ‘Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen’ BWV 66 and the achingly beautiful motet, Komm, Jesu, komm BWV 229.
Crowning the Easter celebration, will be Bach’s brilliant Missa Brevis in F major, BWV 233, written in the last decade of his life. Intended for Good Friday, and containing only the Kyrie and Gloria, it is one of his 4 short ‘Lutheran Masses’, it is, nonetheless, a virtuosic work of genius featuring 2 French horns, oboes and full choir, affirming his reputation as one of the greatest composers who ever lived.
The ensemble will feature some of Australia’s finest instrumental and vocal interpreters of early music, supported by an all-star orchestra and choir. Bach Akademie Australia is widely regarded as one of the brightest stars in Australia’s musical firmament.
The Program: J.S. Bach Cantata ‘Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen’ BWV 66/ Motet ‘Komm, Jesu, komm’ BWV 229/ — Interval —/ Missa Brevis in F major BWV 233
Concerts: Friday March 24, 7.30 pm, St Francis of Assisi Church, Paddington, 457 Oxford Street Paddington
Sunday March 26, 2.30 pm, Our Lady of Dolours Church, Chatswood, 94 Archer Street Chatswood
Image Noni Caroll.