Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir online concert

Thursday 1 April 2021 at 13:15.

As part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival, we performed a programme showcasing the choir’s online work over the last six months during lockdown. The online concert included a set of Christmas motets, Bach’s elaborate motet Lobet den Herrn, and the work of two later composers who were strongly influenced by Bach: Mendelssohn and MacMillan.

Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611): O magnum mysterium
Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612): Dixit Maria
Jacob Handl (1550-91): Resonet in laudibus
Richard Dering (c.1580-1630): Quem vidistis, pastores?

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-47): Kyrie in A major & Heilig
James MacMillan (b. 1959): O Radiant Dawn

Eric Cross (conductor)

The performance, lasting around 35 minutes, premiered at 1.15pm on Thursday 1st April, through Newcastle University’s YouTube channel, which can be viewed below

Alternatively, a direct link to the video is here: https://youtu.be/DCG_MYqzLgA , and the concert can also be viewed on the University’s Facebook page.

For the concert programme details, please download the programme from here: Programme for 1st April 2021 Lunchtime Concert