Cantata BWV 127
“Herr Jesu Christ, wahr’ Mensch und Gott”
Cantata BWV 138
“Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz”
Cantata BWV 161
“Komm, du süsse Todesstunde”
Dorothee Mields soprano
Alex Potter countertenor
Guy Cutting tenor
Peter Kooij bass
Collegium Vocale Gent choir & orchestra
Philippe Herreweghe conductor
To describe the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach as Gebrauchsmuzik, or ‘utility music’, seems almost sacrilegious. And yet Bach did not compose these gems for his own benefit, but for his clients and the higher powers. The cantatas differ widely in terms of content and mood, but Bach always succeeds in rhyming the meaning and images of the text with the music itself.
In covid times Collegium Vocale Gent goes digital more than ever! Take a seat on Thursday 4th February at 8 pm [CET] and enjoy the concert via this link !