Cantatas by JS Bach & Liz Dilnot Johnson
J.S Bach – Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
J.S Bach – Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
Liz Dilnot Johnson – I stand at the door
EX CATHEDRA Choir & Baroque Orchestra
Jeffrey Skidmore conductor
Margaret Lingas, Imogen Russell soprano
Gabriella Liandu alto
James Robinson tenor
Lawrence White bass
Wachet auf – Sleepers Awake – is one of Bach’s greatest cantatas and most memorable tunes. It calls us to rise and prepare, one of two Bach cantatas that explore Advent themes.
‘Once we start to act, hope is everywhere.’ Words by Greta Thunberg, Kurt Masur and David Hart inspire Liz Dilnot Johnson’s love song to the planet. It opens with the words ‘Gentle flame, guide our way’ set to music that will be familiar to our Christmas audiences.
This concert will end at approximately 6pm.
Pre-concert talk 2.45pm: Liz Dilnot Johnson introduces I stand at the door and the texts that inspired the work.
£43 / £33 / £23 / £13 including per ticket commission
£13 – aged 18-30, not in full-time education
£8 – under 18s and students in full-time education
Book online or call the B:Music box office on 0121 289 6333