Thursday, November 12, 2015

London Bach society's 25th anniversary Bachfest, on the Leipzig Inheritance

To St John's Smith Square for a memorable LBS concert, dedicated to the memory of their late and much-loved  cellist Jennifer Ward Clarke, who died in May.

Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid (O God, what manifold distress) BWV 58, was followed by Suite No 2 in B minor BWV 1067 with Rachel Beckett on the flute.

After the interval we had Ich habe genug (My cup is full) BWV 82 with Peter Harvey (bass). Listen to him singing the aria Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen (Fall asleep, weary eyes), one of my all-time favourites:

And finally, Ich geh' und suche mit Verlangen (I go in search with longing) BWV 49 with Peter Harvey again and Ruby Hughes, soprano.


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