Inspiring Bach

Inspiring Bach combines a revolutionary approach to Historically Informed Performance with a major new relationship. We’ll be collaborating for the first time with vocal ensemble The Marian Consort; ‘Enchantingly smooth ensemble ... spot on' ★★★★★ The Scotsman, to explore a dazzling selection of cantatas by Pachelbel, Buxtehude and JC Bach.

Building on our pioneering Guts and Glory project, we’ll be exploring the use of real natural trumpets and equal tension strings to create a series of filmed, live performances, workshops and public discussions.

The programme will include:
Johann Christoph Bach – Es erhub sich ein Streit
Dietrich Buxtehude – Nun danket alle Gott
Johann Pachelbel – Gott sei uns gnädig

These wonderful, moving and uplifting works were composed after the trauma of the Thirty Years war and have a remarkable resonance today. This is music from the very soul of the 17th Century, crowned with soaring melodies and the glorious sound of trumpets and drums.

We are delighted to have been awarded funding from the Continuo Foundation in their first round of grants in March of 2021.


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