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Bach Akademie Australia | Bach’s Universal Light

2 October 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

This is a Melbourne Digital Concert Hall live streamed event.

For so many of us, 2020 has been exceptionally hard thus far. With this in mind, we present a journey from darkness into light through Bach’s universal genius. ‘In memoriam’ for 2020, we begin with his haunting early cantata ‘Actus Tragicus’. Paring the music back to just one instrument, Bach’s solo works are featured drawing us towards a turning point of hope and light. No composition of his urges us onwards towards joy more than his Brandenburg Concerto no. 4.


Bach Akademie Australia

Madeleine Easton – Director/Violin
Matthew Greco – Violin
Rafael Font – Violin
Marianne Yeomans – Viola
Daniel Yeadon – Cello/Viola da Gamba
Anton Baba – Viola da Gamba
Kirsty McCahon – Violone
Neal Peres Da Costa – Harpsichord/Organ
Mikaela Oberg – Recorder
Alicia Crossley – Recorder
Susannah Lawergren – Soprano
Tobias Cole – Countertenor
Richard Butler – Tenor
Andrew O’Connor – Baritone


J.S. Bach – Cantata BWV 106 ‘Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit’ – Actus Tragicus

J.S. Bach – Toccata and Fugue BWV 830 for solo harpsichord

J.S. Bach – Praeludium, Gavotte en Rondeau & Gigue from Partita No. 3 BWV 1006

J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major BWV 1049