Orchestral Suite No. 3

Cantata No. 182 “Himmelskönig, sei willkommen”

Magnificat in D

In the week that the Church celebrates the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Nottingham Bach Choir (along with a stellar line up of soloists) is delighted to return to the inspiring surroundings of Southwell Minster to present a programme of music devoted to this major feast in the Christian calendar. 

Bach’s ever-popular and electrifying setting of the Magnificat will be preceded by one of his earliest cantatas, first performed on the Feast of the Annunciation in 1714. 

The Nottingham Bach Players will also perform the thrilling Orchestral Suite in D major, with its famous second movement, later adapted to become “Air on a G string”.

Nottingham Bach Choir

Nottingham Bach Players


Clare Lloyd-Griffiths, Soprano

Martha McLorinen, Mezzo-Soprano

Matthew Pochin, Tenor

Andrew Ashwin, Baritone


Peter Siepmann, Conductor

Sat 28 Mar 2020



£17 (front nave) / £14 (rear nave)

Southwell Minster

Church St,
Southwell NG25 0HD



ELGAR: Serenade for Strings

BRITTEN: Rejoice in the Lamb, St Nicolas

Though St Nicolas is today inextricably linked to the traditions of Christmas, the fantastical story of his life is anything but Christmassy, featuring shipwrecks, imprisonment, and even the resurrection of three boys pickled by a evil butcher!  Benjamin Britten’s inspired music vividly paints each of these extraordinary pictures in a wonderful cantata originally written for Lancing College in 1948.  Christopher Smart’s text to ‘Rejoice in the Lamb’ (famously written whilst the author was committed to an asylum) describes the worship of God by all creation – human beings and their musical instruments, flowers, mice, and even “my cat Jeoffrey”. 

The programme is completed by Elgar’s delightfully summery Serenade for Strings. 

This concert will be held at the earlier time of 3.30pm, with tea and cake served during the interval.

Nottingham Bach Choir

Nottingham Bach Players

Edward Turner, Organ


Peter Harris, Tenor


Peter Siepmann, Conductor

Sat 20 Jun 2020




Church of St Mary the Virgin

40 High Pavement
Nottingham NG1 1HN


Sat 20 Nov 2021

St Mary’s Nottingham

Music by Britten, Corelli and Bach.

Sat 11 Dec 2021

St Peter’s Nottingham

Carol Concert

Sat 2 April 2022

Southwell Minster

Bach  Johannes-Passion

June 2022

St Mary’s Nottingham

Music by Finzi, Holst and Brahms.