Music from the Cities of the Hanseatic League

See a concert of works by Bach J.S., Buxtehude, Telemann and Sweelinck with soloist Iain Farrington (Organ)

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Programme

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir - Cantata, BWV131

Buxtehude, Dieterich (1637-1707), Praeludium in E minor, BuxWV143

Telemann, Georg Philipp (1681-1767), Concerto Polonois in B flat major, TWV 43:B3

Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon (1562-1621), A selection of Motets

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), Christ lag in Todesbanden - Cantata, BWV4

Artists

BBC Singers

St James's Baroque

Iain Farrington, Organ

David Hill, Conductor

The BBC Singers is one of the country’s most versatile and musically accomplished professional choirs and has played an important role in the City of London Festival each year since 2006, responding with imagination and excellence to each of the annual themes. To mark the Festival’s 50th anniversary and reflect the theme of Trading Places: The City and the World, the Singers perform a programme of magnificent choral music drawn from the cities of Northern Europe which developed their trading links with our own City of London and among themselves in years gone by. An important byproduct of their economic success was the flowering of culture in all these cities and their attraction of talent from other places: Buxtehude and others travelled to Holland to learn from Sweelinck; others, most famously JS Bach who walked 250 miles, travelled huge distances to hear Buxtehude in Lübeck. Today’s audiences will hopefully travel from near or far to hear this great music in the beautiful and historic church of St Giles Cripplegate.

St Giles, Cripplegate

Fore Street Barbican Cripplegate
London Greater London United Kingdom EC2Y 8DA