Sat 20Apr2019

JS Bach and MacMillan motets

St George's, Bristol


James MacMillan - Data est mihi omnis potestas, Lux aeterna, Benedicamus Deum caeli
JS Bach - Der Geist hilft BWV 226
JS Bach - Komm Jesu, Komm BWV 229
Friedrich - Cerha Vier Hölderlin-Fragmente
Schütz - Quid commisisti, o dulcissime puer SWV56-60
MacMillan - Miserere

Bath Camerata, under their musical director Benjamin Goodson, presents a powerful and reflective programme of choral music for Holy Week. At turns contemplative, at others breathtaking and compelling, this concert centres on the motets of JS Bach, James MacMillan and Heinrich Schütz. The programme includes the British premiere of Friedrich Cerha Vier Hölderlin Fragmente and ends with a modern masterpiece: James MacMillan’s setting of the Miserere which, beginning out of nothing, charts an extraordinary arc to its breathtaking, full-throated conclusion.

Recognised for its virtuosity and versatility, Bath Camerata has long been recognised as one of the country’s finest chamber choirs. A regular guest at many of the UK’s most prestigious festivals, the choir was crowned BBC Adult Choir of the Year and has performed with many of the world’s leading artists, including The Tree Tenors, The Tallis Scholars, Paco Peña and Brian Eno.

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