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Bach in the Castle of Heaven
November 23 @ 7:00 pm
Bach Akademie Australia ends a stellar year of early music-making withital , three splendid concerts in three special venues in the Blue Mountains (18 November), Chatswood (19 November) and Sydney (23 November), featuring 20 instrumentalists and 16 singers.
Three centuries ago in 1723, J.S. Bach was appointed Thomaskantor in Leipzig, begininng a new era in music history. For the next 27 years, his duties, combined with his deep faith and desire to encourage faith in all others, inspired Bach to produce music of staggering beauty, complexity and profundity, changing the course of music forever.
To celebrate this anniversary, for this concert series, Bach Akademie Australia’s founding Artistic Director Madeleine Easton has chosen three of his most celebrated Leipzig cantatas including the evergreen ‘Wachet auf’ BWV 140 and his jubilant motet Singet dem Herrn.
Read our review of the Bach Akademie Australia’s November 2022 concert.
J.S. Bach Chorale Prelude ‘In Dulci Jublio’ BWV 729/ J.S. Bach Cantata ‘Unser mund sei voll Lachens’ BWV 110/ J.S. Bach Motet ‘Singet dem Herrn’ BWV 225
— Interval —
J.S. Bach Cantata ‘Jesu, der du meine Seele’ BWV 78/ J.S. Bach Cantata ‘Wachet auf’ BWV 140
Bookings or 1300 785 377
Saturday, Nov 18 at 7:00 PM – St Finbar’s Catholic Church 46 Levy Street, Glenbrook (*amended program)
Sunday, Nov 19 at 2:30 PM Our Lady of Dolours Church, 94 Archer Street Chatswood
Thursday, Nov 23 at 7:00 PM City Recital Hall 2 Angel Place Sydney
Image credit Noni Carroll