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Bach, Brahms and Mendelssohn

For our next concert we return to Bach, this time in the company of two nineteenth century German composers who followed in his footsteps.

Mendelssohn was the composer who resurrected the St. Matthew Passion in 1831, over one hundred years after its previous performance. Later in the nineteenth century Brahms became notorious for foisting the high minded counterpoint of Bach on the frivolous Viennese, who would rather have been waltzing to Johann Strauss.

We shall be singing some of Mendelssohn's most sumptuous eight part psalm settings, together with some of Brahms' greatest choral music, including Warum ist das Licht Gegeben, which explores many of the same concerns as his Deutsches Requiem.

Bach will be represented by what many consider is to be the greatest of his Motets, Jesu Meine Freude.

All of this will take place at St. Clement Danes, one of London's most famous Baroque churches ('oranges and lemons...'), designed by Sir Christopher Wren. The church is very easy to find. It is on the Strand, a short walk from either Temple or Holborn tube station, with plenty of parking nearby.


To book tickets in advance, please email Tickets will also be available on the door.


1st March 2008 7:30pm

St Clement Danes

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