Bach's Magnificat with King's College Choir

Britten Sinfonia

6 December 2014 / 19:30

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Unfortunately Lucy Crowe has had to withdraw from this performance due illness. We are very grateful to Mary Bevan who will be performing in her place.

And so this is Christmas! Cambridge’s King’s College Choir and Britten Sinfonia once again join forces under the baton of Stephen Cleobury in a programme of jubilant energy and quiet reflection. Christmas 1723 in Leipzig must have been a memorable one for those lucky enough to hear the first performance of Bach’s glorious Magnificat. Respighi’s exquisite musical drama celebrates the birth of Jesus, and Poulenc’s haunting motets, with their beguiling harmonies, bring that very special sense of peace and wonder.

Programme & Performers

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2
Poulenc Quatre motets pour le temps de Noel
Respighi Lauda per la Nativita del Signore
Bach Magnificat

Britten Sinfonia
Stephen Cleobury
Marie Bevan soprano
Kitty Whately mezzo-soprano
James Laing counter-tenor
Ben Johnson tenor
Ashley Riches bass
King’s College Choir, Cambridge

More Baroque at the Barbican:
Thu 25 Sep - Monteverdi Choir
Sat 4 Oct - Monteverdi L'incoronazione di Poppea 
Fri 10 Oct - The English Concert / Handel Alcina
Sat 18 Oct - The Grand Tour: Handel in London
Sun 9 Nov - The English Concert / Elizabeth Watts
Tue 18 Nov - Les Arts Florissants / Rameau
Wed 10 Dec - Handel Messiah
Sat 27 Dec - Glorious Handel by Candlelight

This event is part of:
Britten Sinfonia 2014–15

Promoted by Britten Sinfonia


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