Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Gresham Centre
Gresham Street
City of London



Johann Sebastian BachJesu, meine Freude, BWV 227
Johann Sebastian BachKomm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229
Heinrich SchützDas ist je gewißlich wahr, SWV 277


Nigel Short – Director


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Programme Note

This is the opening event in the London Bach Society's 2017 Bachfest "Bach and Luther: Masters and Servants" for Reformation 500 and another in the Tenebrae Effect series of workshops. The “motet” dates from medieval times and its use was especially prominent in Luther’s Germany.  Bach's motets are regarded as among the most challenging vocal music ever written, the zenith in this form of composition, and uplifting in spirit that they inspire total immersion for audiences, yet also provide huge musical satisfaction for singers. Here is also a rare opportunity to work on a motet by Bach's influential pre-cursor, the Dresden composer Heinrich Schütz. 


Nigel Short, founder-director of Tenebrae

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