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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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