s Singet dem Herrn – Collegium Vocale Gent

Collegium Vocale Gent


09/06/2023 — 20:00
Karmelietenkerk | Gent | BE
Johann Sebastian Bach [1685–1750]

Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, BWV 65
Herr, wie du willt, so schicks mit mir, BWV 73
Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen, BWV 81
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 190

Aisling Kenny soprano
Alex Potter countertenor
benedict Hymas tenor
Peter Kooij bass

Collegium Vocale Gent
Philippe Herreweghe conductor


Singet dem Herrn

Appealing to the senses in operatic fashion, Soli deo Gloria: When, on 1 January 1724 Bach greeted the New Year in truly thrilling fashion with »Singet dem Herrn« (»Sing to the Lord«) and a short time later, in BWV 81, had Jesus calming a mighty storm before the listeners’ very ears, everyone down to the last inhabitant of Leipzig must have realised that this cantor had an inexhaustible supply of ideas for praising God in music in ever ›new‹ ways. And of delivering true balsam to the soul with soulful sounds – as in the ›oriental‹-sounding cantata BWV 65, or in his version of the Good Shepherd Gospel reading. In short, diversity all round.