s Bach Academie Brugge – Collegium Vocale Gent


22/01/2017 — 19:00
Concertgebouw | Brugge | BE

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685–1750):
*Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV4*
*Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein BWV2*
*Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BWV80* (version W.F. Bach)

Dorothee Mields _soprano_
Alex Potter _countertenor_
Thomas Hobbs _tenor_
Peter Kooij _bass_

*Collegium Vocale Gent*
Philippe Herreweghe


Bach Academie Brugge

To close this Bach Academy in Bruges, the Bach family will of course have the last word: Philippe Herreweghe and his Collegium Vocale Ghent round off the weekend festival with two moving chorale cantatas, including the classic Easter work Christ lag in Todesbanden. The cherry on the cake is _Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott_, based on a chorale originally by Martin Luther. In Wilhelm’s Friedemann’s later version, now including trumpets and tympani, this utterly Lutheran work has an especially jubilant tone.