The Parable of the Ten Virgins (section) by Phoebe Traquair, Mansfield Traquair Church, Edinburgh
The Parable of the Ten Virgins (section) by Phoebe Traquair, Mansfield Traquair Church, Edinburgh

10 December 2016

Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York
at 7.30 pm (Ends c. 9.30 pm.)
Tickets £25 (£23)

Bach at Christmas

CPE Bach Magnificat
JS Bach Magnificat
  Cantata BWV 140 Wachet Auf (Sleepers, wake)

Bethany Seymour, Wendy Goodson, sopranos
Rachel Lancaster, Solomon Hayes, altos
Jason Darnell, tenor
Gareth Brynmor John, bass
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
conducted by Peter Seymour

An unmissable trio of festive works. JS Bach’s Magnificat with its exuberant choruses, colourful orchestration and beautiful solo writing captures perfectly the divine joy of a pregnant Mary. No less infectious, or musically varied, is CPE Bach’s stylish 1786 setting which energetically reinvigorates the magnificence of that of his father. The ever-popular cantata BWV 140 Wachet auf (‘Sleepers, wake’) is the ultimate musical wake-up call for Advent featuring some of JS Bach’s most memorable and timeless music.

In association with York Early Music Christmas Festival

Please note again that this concert takes place at the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York

In association with York Early Music Christmas Festival

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