Christmas Baroque with Exeter Bach Society
Exeter Bach Society, led by Musical Director, Jonathan Lucas Wood, perform this special concert which has something to delight and inspire everyone as we approach Christmas.
A feast of baroque favourites from Vivaldi's uplifting "Gloria" to Corelli's beautiful "Christmas Concerto" is featured, interspersed with familiar Christmas carols from John Rutter in their orchestral arrangements.
The concert will also feature excerpts from Handel's Messiah, Bach's "Brandeburg Concerto No. 2" played by professional trumpeter Will Palmer, and Morten Lauridsen's timeless a capella motet "O Magnum Mysterium".
Finally, we also pay tribute to Claudio Monteverdi in the 450th anniversary since his birth with "Cantate Domino" - one of his most popular motets for choir - as well as the majestic orchestral Toccata which announces the opening of his revolutionary opera L'Orfeo.
And would any Christmas concert be complete without the opportunity for you, the audience, to sing “O Come all ye Faithful” and other favourite carols?
Vivaldi - Gloria
J. S. Bach - "Christen, ätzet diesen Tag" (BWV 63, Cantata for Christmas Day)
J. S. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.2
A. Corelli - Concerto Grosso in G Minor (Christmas Concerto)
Handel - Excerpts from "Messiah"
Schütz - Hodie Christus Natus Est
Monteverdi - Cantate Domino
Monteverdi - Toccata from L'Orfeo
Lauridsen - O Magnum Mysterium
Cornelius - The Three Kings
Rutter - "What Sweeter Music" & "Il est né le divin Enfant
Musical Director: Jonathan Lucas Wood
Leader: Anna Cockroft
Trumpet: Will Palmer
Soprano: Aimee Presswood
Soprano: Josie Walledge
Alto: Juliet Curnow
Tenor: Andrew Henley
Bass: Tim Mirfin
Exeter Bach Society is an SATB choir based in Exeter, Devon, specialising in the choral works of Johann Sebastian Bach. The choir gives two to three full-length concerts per year with orchestral support from some of the best professional musicians in the South West. In addition, the society puts on recitals and talks by internationally renowned soloists and academics as well as being one of few choirs which still perform J.S.Bach’s cantatas in their original format as a part of a service. The society also hosts an annual choral workshop open to the public with a conductor of national repute.
Exeter's United Reformed Church is located on the corner of Dix's Field and Southernhay East. There are three car parks within a five miniute walk.
This is sure to be a very popular concert and you are encouraged to buy tickets in advance at £14. These are available via our website: www.exeterbachsociety.org or from Exeter Tickets at the Tourist Information Centre, 01392 665885. The price on the door will be £16. Tickets for under 18s and full-time students are half price.
Refreshments will be available during the interval.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|In advance||£14.00 per ticket|
|On the door||£16.00 per ticket|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
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