MOZART

Symphony No. 41 in C “Jupiter”

“Great” Mass in C minor”

Two of Mozart’s greatest works open the Nottingham Bach Choir’s 2019-20 season – the first for the choir’s seventh Director of Music, Peter Siepmann.

The ‘Great’ Mass in C minor is one of Mozart’s finest liturgical works but tantalisingly, like the Requiem, was left unfinished.  Lavishly scored for double choir and a large orchestra, the work combines Mozart’s devotion to the Baroque masters with his own inimitable melodic charm, including the sublime ‘Et incarnatus est’, first performed by Mozart’s new wife, Constanze shortly after their marriage in 1783.  The Mass will be interspersed with movements from Mozart’s last (and longest) symphony.  The “Jupiter” (a nickname stemming from its thunderbolt-like opening) is regarded as one of the greatest symphonies in the repertoire, full of mathematical symbolism and contrapuntal mastery.

Nottingham Bach Choir

Nottingham Bach Players

Rhiannon Llewellyn, Soprano

Kirsty Hopkins, Soprano

Harry Jacques, Tenor

Stephen Cooper, Baritone

Peter Siepmann, Conductor

Sat 23 Nov 2019

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7.30pm

£15.00

Church of St Mary the Virgin

40 High Pavement
Nottingham NG1 1HN

FESTIVE

CONCERT

As part of the popular ‘Coffee Break’ Concert series

A festive concert as part of the popular ‘Coffee Break’ Concert series at St Peter’s Church. 

Nottingham Bach Choir will appear for the first time under the direction of Edward Turner, the choir’s newly appointed accompanist. 

Admission is by donation – all welcome!

Nottingham Bach Choir

Peter Siepmann, Conductor

Sat 14 Dec 2019

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11am

By donation

St Peters Church

St Peter’s Gate
Nottingham NG1 2NW

BACH

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

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7.30pm

£17 (front nave) / £14 (rear nave)

Southwell Minster

Church St,
Southwell NG25 0HD

ELGAR &

BRITTEN

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

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3.30pm

£15

Church of St Mary the Virgin

40 High Pavement
Nottingham NG1 1HN

2020-21 CONCERT SEASON DATES

Sat 12 Dec 2020

St Mary’s Nottingham

Christmas Concert

Including Bach Christmas Oratorio (Pt I&II)

Sat 27 Mar 2021

Albert Hall Nottingham

Mendelssohn Elijah

Sat 26 Jun 2021

St Mary’s Nottingham

Music by Finzi, Holst and Brahms