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Christmas concert Luthers Bach Ensemble

Luthers Bach Ensemble

In December the Luthers Bach Ensemble presents a programme of festive Yuletide music. We can hear French Christmas carols in Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit pour Noël, a vibrant combination of  folksy  simplicity and baroque splendour. Corelli’s Concerto Grosso pour la Nuit de Noël was composed for Christmas night and its final movement, the pastorale, evokes the shepherd’s music for the child in the manger.

But the party’s not over yet. After Christmas the New Year is exuberantly heralded in with Bach’s New Year’s cantata Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied. The LBE concludes the musical year with a traditional: the Lutheran Mass in A, Bach’s wonderful short mass. A gem in which he borrowed the most beautiful and best of his previously used arias and chorales. And in which he proved to be far ahead of his time: the final chorale brings to mind Haydn's early work. In short: a baroque Christmas concert you don’t want to miss!

This concert is presented in collaboration with Musica Antiqua Nova.

Programme
M.A. Charpentier, Messe de Minuit pour Noël
Arcangelo Corelli, Concerto grosso “Pour la nuit de Noël”
J.S. Bach, Lutheran Mass in A BWV234
J.S. Bach, cantata Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV190

Performers
Luthers Bach Ensemble (ripiënists & soloists & baroque orchestra) conducted by Tymen Jan Bronda
Stefanie True (soprano)
Alexandra Rawohl (alto)
William Knight (tenor)
David Greco (bass)

Luthers Bach Ensemble
The Luthers Bach Ensemble has two choirs: a small choir and a ‘project’ or training  choir. The small choir is comprised of very experienced singers and a number of professionals and has won acclaim in recent years for their performances in the Netherlands and Germany. The project choir is comprised of a group of enthusiastic amateur singers who give a concert twice a year. The LBE’s baroque orchestra are young and talented musicians from all over the world, led by violinist/leader Joanna Huszcza (Brussels) and continuo and harpsichord player Robert Koolstra. All have studied early music at such renowned conservatories as Amsterdam and The Hague.

Admission 
Ticket service/presales: € 25 (standard) | € 22 (Friends LBE) | € 9 (students ) | € 30 stalls)
At the door: € 28 (standard) | € 25 (Friends LBE) | € 12 (students) | € 33 (stalls)

Advance ticket sales 
Godert Walter Bookshop Groningen, Oude Ebbingestraat 53
Daan Nijman Bookshop Roden, Heerestraat 87 
Ticketshop: You can reserve your tickets here or via 06 149 22 638 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., from 11th November) (Ticket shop prices are exclusive of service charge: € 1,75 per transaction)

 

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