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International Concert Series 2019/2020

Tenebrae and Aurora Orchestra

Saturday 4th April 2020

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The Times

You couldn’t have asked for a better performance: plush choral sound, heartfelt solos…rich contributions from the Aurora Orchestra and all immaculately sculpted by Short

Nigel Short conductor
Emma Walshe soprano
Stephen Kennedy bass
Max Baillie violin

J. S. Bach Ach Herr, laß dein lieb Engelein
(Johannes-Passion BWV 245)
J. S. Bach Partita No. 2 in D, Allemande (BWV 1004)
J. S. Bach Partita No. 2 in D, Courante (BWV 1004)
J. S. Bach Christ lag in Todesbanden (BWV 277i)
J. S. Bach Partita No. 2 in D, Sarabande (BWV 1004)
J. S. Bach Den Tod niemand zwingen kunnt (BWV 277ii)
J. S. Bach Partita No. 2 in D, Gigue (BWV 1004)
J. S. Bach Wenn ich einmal soll scheiden
(Matthäus-Passion BWV 244)
J. S. Bach Ciaconna with chorale themes (BWV 1004)
Fauré Requiem

Following their sell-out performance at the National Concert Hall in 2017, Tenebrae the renowned English choral ensemble and conductor return with the critically acclaimed Aurora Orchestra. Together they present their interpretation of Fauré’s Requiem, described as “devastatingly beautiful” (Gramophone Magazine) and
“simply mind-blowing” (The Scotsman) and Bach’s Partita for Violin No. 2, with chorales interspersed, culminating in the incomparable Chaconne, highlighting the hidden chorale themes within this fascinating work and the church sonata origins of the partita as a whole.

It was the death of his wife Maria Barbara that prompted Bach to add the Chaconne to his suite of dance movements and as it ends, its funereal key of D minor is taken up without a break in Fauré’s uniquely consoling masterwork, underlining that work’s individuality and constraint. ‘Someone has called it a lullaby of death’ Fauré said ‘but that’s how I see death: as an aspiration towards happiness above, rather than as a painful experience’.

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