The Academy of Ancient Music delights in a programme of cantatas written for the Lenten and Passiontide observations, showcasing the harmonious voices of the Choir of the AAM.
Over the course of his lifetime Johann Sebastian Bach composed more than 200 sacred cantatas, a staggering body of work which remains to this day at the very heart of the composer’s significant and celebrated output.
Writing for congregations in Muhlhausen, Weimar, Kothen and Leipzig between 1707 and 1745, Bach would often complete a new cantata for performance each week, which he would direct from the keyboard, as part of the Sunday liturgy. But while Bach’s cantatas are numerous, they are anything but homogeneous, displaying a remarkable variety of forms and forces.
Unfortunately Bernard Labadie has had to withdraw from this concert for health reasons. The concert will now be directed by Pavlo Beznosiuk.
Programme and Performers
JS Bach Cantata No 127 'Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott' Cantata No 39 'Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot' 'Ich lasse dich nicht' BWV Anh. 159 Cantata No 182 'Himmelskönig, sei willkommen' Academy of Ancient Music Pavlo Beznosiuk director Choir of the AAM