Following the Government’s advice and in the interests of the safety and welfare of visitors, staff, students and the wider public, all events scheduled at the University of Birmingham will be either cancelled or postponed from 20th March until 1st June. In addition The Lord Chamberlain’s Men Theatre company have cancelled their performance of Macbeth, which was due on 26th June at Winterbourne House and Garden. We’ll continue to monitor the advice from FCO, WHO, PHE and government and work with event organisers to reschedule as many events as possible when it is safe to do so. For those booked onto any of these events we will be processing a full refund over the next week.
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Mein Freund ist Mein: Cantatas by the Bach family

Mark Chambers director

Rachel Podger violin

Join the dynamic Belfast based choral ensemble alongside some of the finest early music instrumentalists from Ireland and the UK in works by Johann Sebastian Bach and his relatives. Expect sonorous tones of guest violinist Rachel Podger, and unique concert staging by Thomas Guthrie, in an evocative journey that explores themes of life and death in a performance of breath-taking power and humanity. J S Bach’s Easter cantata Christ lag in Todes Banden (Christ lay in death’s bonds) features alongside uncle Johann Christoph’s large scale wedding cantata Meine Freundin du bist schön, and a rarely heard setting of the iconic Sarabande and Chaconne in D Minor.


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