BY CANDLELIGHT THIS SUNDAY
- This weekend, the West London Bach Consort
and Players resume their ambitious Millennium project to
play all 200 of Bach's sacred cantatas.
- The first concert of the 2002 season will
take place at St Michael and All Angels Church, Bedford
Park, London W4 on Sunday evening, April 14th at 7:30.
- The project, which has become a popular
feature of music making in West London, began in 1997 and
so far the players have performed almost 50 of the cantatas.
At this rate, they should complete the cycle in 2012!
- Sandy Burnett, conductor of the West London
Bach Players and a regular presenter on BBC Radio 3, said:
"We have been fortunate over the years to call on a
superb array of vocal talent, but we must not forget how
important the instruments are in these works too. It's been
to hear a characteristically Baroque sound coming together."
- Two Bach cantatas will be performed in
this Sunday's concert, both of them written for Eastertide;
BWV 104, Du Hirte Israel, höre and BWV 134, Ein Herz,
das seinen Jesum leben weiss. The soloists are Lucy Ballard
[alto], Samir Savant [tenor] and Matthew Altham [bass].
- Admission to the concerts is free, with
a retiring collection in aid of the Church Hall Fund.
- Further concerts will take place at monthly
intervals, on Sunday May 12th and Sunday June 9th, resuming
Further details from Torin Douglas, publicity
co-ordinator, St Michael & All Angels - 020 8624 9052
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talk is part of an annual series that has been
running for twelve years. Later in the present
series writers such as Alain de Botton and
Ann Widdecombe, MP will be visiting Chiswick.
event begins at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £3.50/£2.50
concessions (this includes refreshments) and
are available from: Chiswick Library 020 8994
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