Barber Concert Hall
Arts and Law, Performance
Wednesday 5th February 2020 (19:30-21:30)
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  • Barber Evening Concert

Mein Freund ist Mein: Cantatas by the Bach family

Join the dynamic Belfast based choral ensemble alongside some of the finest early music instrumentalists from Ireland and the UK in works by Johann Sebastian Bach and his relatives. Expect sonorous tones of guest violinist Rachel Podger, and unique concert staging by Thomas Guthrie, in an evocative journey that explores themes of life and death in a performance of breath-taking power and humanity. J S Bach’s Easter cantata Christ lag in Todes Banden (Christ lay in death’s bonds) features alongside uncle Johann Christoph’s large scale wedding cantata Meine Freundin du bist schön, and a rarely heard setting of the iconic Sarabande and Chaconne in D Minor.

J S Bach Sarabande and Chaconne (with choral interpolations by Helga Thoene)
J S Bach Cantata No. 4 Christ lagin Todes Banden
J C Bach Es ist nun aus (Sterb Aria)
J C Bach Meine Freundin du bistschön.

Venue: Barber Concert Hall

Admission: £18, £15 concessions, £12 Barber Association, £5 students/under 18s (Available from the Barber website or by calling +44 (0)121 414 7333)