s Bach Academie Brugge – Collegium Vocale Gent

Collegium Vocale Gent


20/01/2017 — 19:00
Concertgebouw | Brugge | BE

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685–1750):
*Ouverture in D BWV1069*
*Cantata Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild BWV79*
*Missa brevis in G, BWV236*

Dorothee Mields _sopraan_
Alex Potter _contratenor_
Thomas Hobbs _tenor_
Peter Kooij _bas_

*Collegium Vocale Gent*
Philippe Herreweghe


Bach Academie Brugge

Tradition has it that Luther made his revolutionary position public on the eve of All Saints Day. That made 31 October the ‘anniversary’ of the Lutheran Church and the occasion for several of Bach’s most imposing cantatas. Collegium Vocale Ghent opens Bach Academy Bruges in a festive manner with the _Overture_ for trumpets and tympani, followed by one of Bach’s Reformationsfest works, _Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild_. After the interval we hear the Missa Brevis that was probably performed during the same service in Leipzig.