Christmas in Leipzig
Solomon’s Knot return on Saturday 1st December for another amazing evening of music sung from memory.
Seasonal concert of music by the three ‘Johanns’ who were subsequently cantor at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig: Schelle, Kuhnau and Bach. All sung from memory, the concert features Bach’s jubilant Magnificat in Eb, which he composed for Christmas Day. It is paired with Kuhnau’s rarely heard Magnificat, which served as a model for Bach’s masterpiece. Opening with an Advent Motet by Schelle, baroque collective Solomon’s Knot make their much-anticipated return to Nottingham with this seldom heard music for the festive season.
“Known as much for vigour and risk-taking as for historical authenticity and intelligent programming” according to the Financial Times, the ensemble’s direct performance style was described by 365 Bristol as “serious kick up the baroque backside”.
Johann Schelle Machet die Tore weit (Motet for Advent)
Johann Kuhnau Magnificat in C
JS Bach Magnificat in Eb (including Christmas lauds)
Saturday 1 December, 7pm
St Mary’s Church, Nottingham
Tickets can be booked with the box office of Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall by phone on 0115 989 5555 or following this link: https://bit.ly/2wPD2Tn