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Canberra Bach Ensemble | BWV 104, 85, 112, 233

3 September 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST

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$25 – $75

Experience an enchanting evening of captivating music with the Canberra Bach Ensemble. Join us as we celebrate the genius of Johann Sebastian Bach, the master of Baroque music, through four iconic compositions. Delve into the rich tapestry of Bach’s sacred music, including his profound cantatas and culminating in the grandeur of the Mass in F, BWV 233.

We begin with the sublime Cantata BWV 104, “Du Hirte Israel, höre” (You Shepherd of Israel, hear), expressing deep spiritual longing through intricate vocal lines, vibrant choruses, and stirring arias. Then, we are transported to the exuberant Cantata BWV 85, “Ich bin ein guter Hirt” (I am a good shepherd), highlighting the joy and comfort found in faith through masterful interplay of voices.

Bach’s genius shines through in Cantata BWV 112, “Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt” (The Lord is my faithful shepherd), blending pastoral charm and introspection with evocative solo arias and exquisite choral writing. Finally, the crown jewel of the evening is the Mass in F, BWV 233, showcasing Bach’s mastery of large-scale choral and orchestral composition.

Led by conductor Andrew Koll, the Canberra Bach Ensemble, featuring exceptional vocal soloists, a skilled chamber orchestra, and a powerful choral ensemble, brings Bach’s music to life. Immerse yourself in this unforgettable evening of profound musical expression, uplifted, inspired, and deeply moved by the enduring genius of one of history’s greatest composers.


3 September 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$25 – $75
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