Bach Weekend: The Oxford Bach Soloists Brandenburg 300 and Libby Burgess Project 48
Saturday 2nd Oct and Sunday 3rd October
Time 7.30pm and 2.30pm
Just over 300 years ago, Johann Sebastian Bach presented a set of six concertos to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg. They are supernaturally dazzling in richness and variety, deliberately virtuosic in scope, and display an emphasis on many diverse instruments rather than a collection of solos. They have become some of the best known and most loved classical compositions.
The concert by the hugely well-regarded Oxford Bach Soloists under the direction of the inspirational Tom Hammond Davies is the first outing of this Brandenburg 300 series, and features some of the greatest music ever written, including the Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in its original chamber version for horn rather than trumpet.
Please note that this concert lasts 75 minutes and there will be NO INTERVAL
And in case you can’t get enough Bach, the following afternoon for about an hour, pianist Libby Burgess will perform the first Wiltshire leg of her mammoth fundraising series Project 48 – all 48 Preludes and Fugues from Bach’s Well Tempered Klavier in each of the 48 counties of England. She will play Book One in Edington, raising funds for the musical charities Live Music Now, Help Musicians, Future Talent and Youth Music.
Tickets for Saturday 2nd: £20/15/10.
Tickets for Sunday 3rd: £10.
Edington Angels have a 10% discount and 18 and under come free.
Special 10% discount on a joint ticket for both concerts.
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Brandenburg Concerto No 2 BWV 1047R
Cantata: Gott soll allein mein Herze haben (God alone will have my heart) BWV 169
Cantata: Herr Christ, der ein'ge Gottes Sohn (Lord Christ, the only Son of God) TVWV 1:732
Cantata: Herr Christ, der einige Gottessohn (LordChrist, the only Son of God)