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Bach Akademie Australia Presents Bach – The Benefactor

April 12 @ 7:30 pm

Bach Akademie Australia presents the first concert of  its 2024 season, Bach – The Benefactor featuring J S Bach’s cantata Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot, dubbed the ‘refugee cantata’, thought to have been based on the welcomed arrival into Germany of Protestant refugees banished from Salzburg. Also on the program is Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto in E arranged for violin in a clever adaptation, used in his career as a tool for teaching his students. Finally, the famous cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben BWV 147, which perfectly encapsulates Bach’s desire that our hearts, mouths, deeds and lives be in service to humanity and to God.

Concerts in Paddington, (Sydney) at St Francis of Assisi Church on Friday April 12 at 7.30 pm and Chatswood, Our Lady of
Dolours Catholic Church, Chatswood on Sunday April 14th at 2.30 pm.

Established in late 2016 by Australian violinist Madeleine Easton after 19 years of living and working in Europe, Bach Akademie Australia is dedicated to performing the works of J.S. Bach, aiming to enrich and enhance the musical life of Australia.

The Bach family spent their lives in service. After four generations of practicing musicians, J.S.Bach was no different. He was a passionate educator, pedagogue, school master and mentor to his own many children and those of the Thomasschule of which he was Cantor. With a strong social conscience, he composed music to enrich, instruct and inspire the lives of all.


The program: J.S. BACH Cantata ‘Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot ’BWV 39/ Harpsichord Concerto in E arranged for Violin in D (after BWV 1053) arr. K. Debrezeni/ Cantata ‘Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben ’BWV 147



St Francis of Assisi Church
457-459 Oxford Street
Paddington, New South Wales 2021 Australia
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