Concert in Antwerp

28 January 2017
Box Office tel. +32 (0)3 292 36 80

Alfredo Bernardini, director & oboe

Aira Maria Lehtipuu, concertmaster

European Union Baroque Orchestra

Barock Vokal (University of Mainz)

“Heaven’s sweetness”

Bach’s Festival Cantatas from Leipzig

To perform a selection of Bach’s Cantatas EUBO will be joined by eight young singers from the Barock Vokal project of the University of Mainz (DE). Baroque oboe virtuoso Alfredo Bernardini, himself a member of EUBO in the year of its foundation 1985, will direct today’s EUBO musicians, and their counterparts from the singing world, in a concert programme revealing Bach’s genius in conveying emotion through music and his ability to contrast the harmonies and sonorities in vocal music. This promises to be a programme of exquisite and inspired music-making.

NB. this concert will be preceded by a pre-concert introduction in Dutch, by Koen Uvin, starting at 20:15.

JS BACH (1685-1750)

Ouverture (Orchestral Suite) No 4 in D, BWV 1069a (original version)

Cantata ‘Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen’ BWV 123 (for the Feast of Epiphany)

Cantata ‘Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt’ BWV 151 (for the 3rd Feast Day of Christmas)

Cantata ‘Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut’ BWV 117