4th Nov 2023: J. S. Bach Magnificat

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Tickets: £24, £18 (reserved), £10 (unreserved), students and under 18s, £5
Phone: Bristol Bach Choir Box Office 0117 214 0721 (Judith Vorley)

St Albans – The Church in Westbury Park

Bristol Bach Choir presents a double musical celebration on the 4th November 2023 in St Alban’s in a way perfectly matched to its name: the music of J.S. Bach, and music by contemporary Bristol Composers to mark the 650th anniversary of the city’s Royal Charter. The choir will perform Bach’s glorious Magnificat in D major and Cantata 129 which both alternate stunning solo arias with stirring choruses, and the brief double-choir Cantata 50. These will be accompanied by the Bristol Ensemble using period instruments to provide the authentic sounds which Bach would have expected. As a compliment to these works the choir will perform beautiful choral music by some of Bristol’s most prominent composers, including Raymond Warren, John Pickard, Maya Kitay, and a commission by Esther Bersweden which will receive its premiere performance. It promises to be a memorable night of glorious music-making.

David Bednall – Conductor   –   Nigel Nash – Accompanist

Roger Huckle and Bristol Ensemble – playing on period instruments

Esther Bersweden – Bristol based composer commissioned for this concert

Soprano – Emily Vine
Alto – Natalie Manning
Tenor – Iain MacLeod-Jones
Bass – Christopher Sheldrake

J.S. Bach – Magnificat in D

J.S. Bach – Cantatas 50 and 129

Christopher Stunt – Agnus Dei

John Pickard – Ubi Caritas et Amor   and   O Nata Lux

Maya Kitay – Ave Verum Corpus

David Bednall – The Humble Spirit, a prayer of St Chad

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