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Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir

Half simpleton, half God

Saturday 8 June 2019, 7.30pm

All Saints’ Church, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne


Music for voices and trombones including

Bruckner: Requiem in D minor, Ecce sacerdos, Afferentur regi & Christus factus est

and music by Schütz, M Haydn, Beethoven, Aumann & Lambel

The Concert Trombone Quartette &

Newcastle Classical Players on period instruments

John Green (organ)

Eric Cross (conductor)

Tickets: £15 (£5 students, under 18s free)

Available from or choir members

‘Half simpleton, half God’ was a description of Anton Bruckner often attributed to Mahler. This programme focuses

on Bruckner's music for Posaunen (trombones) and voices and its origins and influences.  Built around his Requiem

in D minor, WAB 39, the composer’s first large-scale work and one that he regarded highly in later life, the

Programme includes some familiar motets such as the fine Ecce sacerdos along with earlier music linked to this

style of writing for voices and instruments by Michael Haydn, Beethoven, Aumann and Lambel.  The Bach Choir is

joined by the period instruments  of the Concert Trombone Quartette and a string quintet from the

Newcastle Classical Players with organist John Green.

Summer Concert

Find out more about the Quartette


Sunday 24 November 2019 at 3.00pm

Sage One, Sage Gateshead

Elgar: The Kingdom


Newcastle Bach Choir

The Waynflete Singers

Newcastle University Symphony Orchestra

Soloists include:

Ed Lyon (tenor)

Ben McAteer (baritone)

Eric Cross (conductor)

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