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18 November 2018, 3pm
at XO Studios, Lincoln Street, Brunswick. Robert Macfarlane (Tenor) and Rosemary Hodgson (Lute) 
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Sunday 18 November 2018, 3pm
XO Studios
10A Lincoln Street
Brunswick East  [view Google Map]

Adult/Child $30

Robert Macfarlane - Tenor
Rosemary Hodgson - Lute

Lutenist Rosemary Hodgson and Tenor Robert Macfarlane present music beloved by Luther: Senfl, Duprez and many more.



In three thrilling concerts, the Australian Bach Society present Bach and Luther as Father and Son of the Reformation. Bach’s Four Lutheran Masses, conducted by Graham Abbott, provide a musically exquisite insight into all facets of Bach’s life: the undeniable genius, the devout Lutheran and the practical musician. The G Major Mass will then be heard in its intended Liturgical context, directed by Dr. Graham Lieschke. In stark contrast, Luther and his Lute vividly recreates the musical sound-world of Martin Luther’s lifetime. Luther was himself an avid musician and brought music back into the church. Indeed, it can be said, ‘Without Luther, there can be no Bach.’

"Music is an agreeable harmony for the honour of God and the permissible delights of the soul."– Johann Sebastian Bach

Concert 1: Bach's Four Lutheran Masses (BWV233-236)

The Consort of Melbourne and St Johns Bach Orchestra; conducted by Graham Abbott
Friday 16 November, 7.30pm, at Toorak Uniting Church

6.30pm Pre-concert Talk with Graham Abbott and Robert Macfarlane

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Concert 2: Bach's G Major Mass in Liturgical Context

Conducted by Graham Lieschke with Consort of Melbourne and St. John's Bach Orchestra
Sunday 18 November, 9am, at St. John's Southgate
Cantata in Context talk at 8.30am

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Concert 3: Luther and his Lute

Robert Macfarlane, Tenor and Rosemary Hodgson, Lute
Sunday 18 November, 3pm at XO Studios, Lincoln Street, Brunswick

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