The Scots' Church Choir featuring Melbourne Baroque Orchestra
Admission is free
Service of Nine Lessons & Carols
SUNDAY December 18 | 11AM
This event will be part of the Sunday Morning 11 AM Service
Previous Music Events
Cantata Sunday: JS Bach: Actus Tragicus
November 6 | 11 AM
Choir and soloists of the Scots Church Directed by Douglas Lawrence
This cantata will be presented, as it was several times during JS Bach's lifetime, as a part of the regular Sunday morning church service. Admission is free. No bookings or tickets are needed. All welcome.
SOLOISTS Soprano: Amelia Jones Alto: Elizabeth Anderson Tenor: Matthew Bennet Bass: Mitchell Relf, Thomas Drent
Bach’s Actus Tragicus (BWV 106) is an early cantata, possibly written for the funeral of the Mayor of Mülhausen in 1708. To accompany the choir and soloists, Bach employs an ensemble of instruments that would have been regarded as a little old-fashioned even during Bach's lifetime. The usual orchestra based on instruments of the violin family is replaced by an ensemble of two recorders and two viola da gambas, supported by organ continuo.
Join us after the service for a coffee, with a nod to Bach's much-loved Leipzig coffeehouse scene (Saxony's answer to Lygon St).
We acknowledge the Boonwurrung people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which this performance takes place. We pay our respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
Image: John the Baptist in the Wilderness, oil on panel, Geertgen tot Sint Jans (c.1460/65–1490), State Museum, Berlin