Immortal Bach

Saturday, November 2, 2019

 

Saturday 2nd November at 7.30pm

St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place


The focus of our concert was Bach - JS Bach, for chorus and for cello along with other members of the Bach family as well as Bach as reimagined by Knut Nystedt, in the piece which gives us our concert title - "Immortal Bach".  We also presented Sir John Tavener's emotionally charged "Svyati", and brought our concert to a stunning close with Ēriks Ešenvalds' "In Paradisum".

The choir was thrilled that renowned cellist Su-a Lee joined us to start our new season of concerts. After graduating from the Julliard School, Seoul-born Su-a moved to Scotland to take up the role of Assistant Principal Cello with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, a position she continues to hold. She is also very much in demand as a soloist and chamber music performer of extraordinary variety. We are very pleased that Su-a's Scottish Chamber Orchestra colleague, Brian Schiele joined us for our final work.

The concert was performed in the atmospheric St Mary's Cathedral, providing a rich acoustic for music of such depth.

Download the full concert programme here

 

Johann Sebastian Bach  Suite No.1 for solo cello (BWV 1007)   

                                        Prélude
Chorale: Jesu, meine Freude (JS Bach) 
                                        Allemande  
Chorale: Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein (JS Bach)    
                                        Courante 
Aria: Es ist nun aus mit meinem Leben (JC Bach) 
                                        Sarabande 
Chorale: Es ist genug (JS Bach) 
                                        Menuet 1, Menuet 2
Geistliche Lied: Gross ist der Herr (CPE Bach)
                                        Gigue

 

Interval

 

Knut Nystedt      Immortal Bach

John Tavener      Svyati (O Holy One)  Cello soloist: Su-a Lee

Ēriks Ešenvalds   In Paradisum            Cello soloist: Su-a Lee; Viola soloist: Brian Schiele

 

Immortal Bach

 

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