Thursday 31st March, 7pm

Tickets: £20 | available here

'The performances are models of discretion and musical taste, every texture clear, every phrase beautifully shaped.' The Guardian

Motets by JS Bach and his family frame this programme of sublime German baroque works performed by the intimate forces of The Marian Consort. This is music of yearning and intense pathos to cleanse and uplift the soul. The heart of this programme is Heinrich Schütz’s astonishing Musikalische Exequien. Written at the height of the Thirty Years’ War, a conflict which decimated much of German-speaking Europe and left more than eight million people dead or displaced, this intensely human requiem combines the austere ritual of ancient chant with all of the colour, urgency and energy of baroque solo singing.

Programme

Heinrich Schütz - Musikalische Exequien (33')

Attributed Johann Bach - Weint nicht um meinen tod (4')

Johann Christoph Bach - Lieber Herr Gott, wekke uns auf (5')

Johann Michael Bach - Herr, ich warte auf dein Heil (5')

Johann Ludwig Bach - Das blut Jesu Christi (7')

Johann Sebastian Bach - Komm, Jesu, komm (7')

Johann Sebastian Bach - Ich lasse dich nicht (5')

 

The Marian Consort is a vocal ensemble that presents bold and thrilling performances across the UK, Europe and North America. Led by founder and director, Rory McCleery, the group is composed of the very best singers in a flexible, intimate ensemble, allowing clarity of texture and subtlety of interpretation that illuminates the music for performer and audience alike. The Marian Consort has recently performed at the BBC Proms, Wigmore Hall, and Three Choirs Festival.

 

www.marianconsort.co.uk