Music of life and death by the Bach family.


Sestina explores themes of life and death, through works of breathtaking power and humanity written by JS Bach and his forebears.

JS Bach – Sarabande and Chaconne (with choral interpolations)

JS Bach – Cantata no.4 – hrist lag in Todes Banden

JC Bach – Es ist nun aus (Sterb Aria)

JC Bach – Meine Freundin du bist schön


Musical Director and Counter tenor Mark Chambers

Stage Director and Tenor Thomas Guthrie

Soprano Fiona Flynn and Chloe Morgan, Alto Laura Lamph, Guest Tenor Thomas Herford, Bass Aaron O’Hare and Brian McAlea

Leader Johannes Leertouwer

Violin Clare Duff, Colin Norrby and Carolyn Hall, Viola Marja Gaynor and Lisa Dowdall, ‘Cello Natasha Kraemer, Organ and Harpsichord Malcolm Proud


“Sestina, a group fast developing a reputation for classy, intelligent programming of Baroque music, idiomatically sung and expertly accompanied on instruments of the period”

Terry Blain – Culture Northern Ireland