18 November 2018, 9am
at St John's Southgate. Conducted by Graham Lieschke with The Consort of Melbourne and St Johns Bach Orchestra
Sunday 18 November 2018, 9am
Cantata in Context talk, 8.30am
St John's Southgate
20 City Road
Southbank [view Google Map]
The Consort of Melbourne and St Johns Bach Orchestra
Conducted by Graham Lieschke
Dr. Graham Lieschke directs a very special presentation of Bach's G Major Mass in its Liturgical Context. As part of the Bach Society Mini Festival 'Bach/Luther: Father and Son of the Reformation'
Further details and bookings closer to the event.
About the musicians
The Consort of Melbourne
The Consort of Melbourne is one of Melbourne's premier vocal ensembles, comprising eight of this city's finest chamber singers under the artistic direction of Steven Hodgson. Typically performing a capella (unaccompanied) with one singer per part, The Consort of Melbourne champions both historic and contemporary repertoire, bringing 1000 years of vocal music to life with an intimacy and verve that leaves audiences spellbound. Performances include celebrated masterpieces heard alongside lesser-known gems, exploring the full expressive potential of human voices combined. More details at www.theconsortofmelbourne.com.
St Johns Bach Orchestra
The St Johns Bach Orchestra draws on the pool of highly skilled period instrument players in Melbourne and Australia. It was formed under the directorship of Dr Graham Lieschke to support the Bach cantata program, and is now one of the most established period baroque instrumental orchestras in Melbourne. Its core of regular players is joined from time-to-time by local and international visiting artists. Read more