J.S. Bach Cantata BWV 78 Jesu, der du meine Seele
Cantata BWV 105 Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht
Missa brevis BWV 236
Motet BWV 118 O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht
Philippe Herreweghe is rightly seen as a legendary figure in the world of baroque music: his innovative approach and constant curiosity has led to great acclaim as a conductor of repertoire from the Renaissance to the Romantic eras, working with some of the world’s greatest orchestra, with an extensive discography of more than 120 recordings. But the music of Bach is a core part of his musical life and on this course, he rehearsed and conducted Britten-Pears Young Artists in a programme of Bach Cantatas.
He was joined by tutors from his Collegium Vocale Gent, including Christine Busch (violin/upper strings), Ageet Zweistra (cello/continuo), Marcel Ponseele (oboe/woodwinds), Maude Gratton (organ/continuo), Christoph Siebert (chorus master) and guest tutor Lisa Besnoziuk (flute). Bringing their distinctive style of small-scale forces, they worked with both the instrumental and vocal ensembles. Instrumentalists performed on period instruments, and 12 singers will formed the chorus as well as being allocated step-out solos.
Final Concert Fri 30 Aug 2019, 7.30pm, Snape Maltings Concert Hall as part of the Snape Proms
Some sessions and masterclasses were open to the public.
This course is generously supported by the Scarfe Charitable Trust.
Violin Rebecca Bell, Florian Dantel, Noemy Gagnon-Lafrenais, Ida Meidell Blylod, Isabel Soteras Valenti, Andrew Wong
Viola Natalia Duarte, Marie Stockmarr Becker
Cello Miriam Nohl, Marina Sanchez
Bass Peter Ferretti
Harpsichord Thomas Allery, Marta López Fernández
Traverso Miriam Kaczor, Eriko Oi
Oboe Katie Lewis, Maria Raffaele
Bassoon Mark Wilson