Tickets: £10; unwaged £8 . Please note, tickets are available at the door, or from choir members before the concert . They can also be reserved on line by emailing us: info@camdenchamberchoir.
- Camden Chamber Choir
- Jenni Harper (soprano)
- Stefanie Heichelheim (soprano)
- Clare Beesley ( flute)
- Clare Shanks (oboe)
- Anne-Isabel Meyer (cello)
- Peter Lea-Cox (organ/director)
This concert, by Camden Chamber Choir, celebrates the three hundreth birthday of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, the second son of Johann Sebastian Bach, who was a renowned composer in his own right. Many know of his Magnificat, but here we present a selection relatively unknown and rarely performed works. The varied programme includes movements from several of his choral works, including Klopstocks Morgengesang, Die Israeliten in der Wüste, and five settings of Passion texts. Also Sonatas for Flute and Oboe with Continuo and two organ works.
A little about the man: the training in composition he received from his father, as well as his playful personality, are reflected in his music, which was anything but conventional for the times in which he lived. He filled various positions, including entering the service of the flute-playing Crown Prince Friedrich, before eventually being recognised as a composer to be reckoned with, when, in 1767 he succeeded his godfather Telemann as director of music in Hamburg. Here he did much to research the Bach family tree, and collected manuscripts from its members.
His musical style was at once Galant, Classical and Romantic, and had a strong influence on Beethoven. Why not come along to experience it for yourself, first hand?