Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir online concert

Thursday 1 April 2021 at 13:15.

As part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival, we will be performing a programme showcasing the choir’s online work over the last six months during lockdown. The online concert includes 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, will be 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