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Bach Magnificat, Bristol Choral Society



Bristol Choral Society & Corelli Orchestra

Conducted by Hilary Campbell

Join us for an evening of some of the most invigorating choral music Bach ever committed to paper, including motets and his well-known Magnificat.

Newly arrived in Leipzig as the Thomaskirche’s new Kantor, JS Bach was out to cut a dash, and with his exuberant setting of the Magnificat gave the good citizens a Christmas present they’d never forget. We end our season on an irrepressibly upbeat note as we perform the work in its better-known D major respray, a feast of trumpets-and- drums jubilation leavened with dazzling word painting and a coup de theâtre when, at the words ‘As it was in the Beginning’, the music of the opening returns to bring things exhilaratingly full circle. Leipzig stands godfather to the rest of the programme too as the ebullient cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen issues its virtuosic challenge to soprano and trumpet; and we pair two differently sublime double-choir motets: the poignantly yearning Komm Jesu, komm and the vibrant Singet dem Herrn, a tour de force that provoked a delighted Mozart to exclaim ‘Now here is something we can learn from’.

Bach Singet dem Herrn, ein neues Lied
Bach Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
Bach Komm, Jesu, komm
Bach Magnificat 

Charlotte Mobbs Soprano
Ellie Minney Alto
Paul Bentley-Angell Tenor
Marcus Farnsworth Bass

Tickets are available from Colston Hall’s box office:
Telephone: 0117 203 4040 or online:
Tickets cost £10.75 to £27.95. Under 25’s £5. Seniors 10% discount.


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