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