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St Jude’s Church                      BOWRAL           Sat 20 August   3.30pm
St Mary’s Cathedral                SYDNEY             Sun 21 August  2.30pm
Church of the Resurrection  MACEDON        Sat 27 August   3.00pm SOLD OUT
Basilica                                       GEELONG          Sun 28 August  3.00pm

‘Who needs pills to lift the spirits when we have the six Bach Motets?’ John Elliot Gardiner asks this question in his book Bach – Music in the Castle of Heaven.  Douglas Lawrence, renowned for his programmatic flair, contrasts three of Bach’s masterpieces with a gem by Johann Michael Bach (JS’s father-in-law) and famous Latin Motets from other times and places.  Gregorio Allegri’s famous Miserere is performed alongside one of the most difficult pieces in the motet repertoire – Messiaen’s O sacrum convivium, which holds a mystery all its own.  The Three Latin Motets by Herbert Howells represent a pinnacle of early 20th century English choral music.

  • Johann Michael Bach (1648–94) Das Blut Jesu Christi
  • JS Bach  (1685–1750) Lobet den Herren alle Heiden (BWV 230) for 4-part choi
  • Herbert Howells (1892–1983) Three Latin Motets Op.38
  • JS Bach Jesu meine Freude (BWV 227) for 5-part choir
  • Gregorio Allegri (c.1582–1652) Miserere
  • Olivier Messiaen (1908–92) O sacrum convivium
  • JS Bach Singet dem Herren ein neues Lied (BWV 225) for two 4-part choirs

Click on your preferred date and venue below to book:

St Jude’s Church                      BOWRAL           Sat 20 August   3.30pm
St Mary’s Cathedral                SYDNEY             Sun 21 August  2.30pm
Church of the Resurrection  MACEDON        Sat 27 August   3.00pm SOLD OUT
Basilica                                       GEELONG          Sun 28 August  3.00pm

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