Bach Musica NZ: Best of Bach

Where

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street, Auckland City Centre

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When

Sunday 11 December 2022
5pm-7pm



Cost

Paid
  • Adult $30-$70
  • Student (under 16 years and students with valid ID) $15-$55
Bach Musica NZ: Best of Bach

Bach Musica NZ presents Best of Bach with Bach’s Magnificat, Violin Concerto in E Major, Flute Concerto in e minor BWV 1059/35 (NZ premiere), Jauchzet, frohlocket from Christmas Oratorio 

Rita Paczian conductor 

Yanghe Yu Violin 

Luca Manghi Flute 

Elizabeth Mandeno Soprano 

Wendy Dawn Thompson Alto 

Iain Tetley Tenor 

James Harrison Baritone 

Best of Bach concert commences with the NZ premiere of the composer’s Flute Concerto in e minor, played by internationally acclaimed Italian flutist Luca Manghi.  

Choir and full orchestra assemble next to perform Bach’s most famous Christmas chorus Jauchzet, frohlocket, the opening music of his Christmas Oratorio.  

Bach Musica NZ’s concertmaster, Yanghe Yu, features as soloist in Bach’s Violin Concerto in E Major. 

In the second half, Bach Musica NZ presents the composer’s famous Magnificat, scored for four vocal soloists, 5-part chorus and large Baroque orchestra, including three majestic trumpets. The ultimate Christmas music! 

“It is conceivable, that when Bach premiered his immortal work in Leipzig almost 300 years ago, that the quality of his concert would have been eclipsed last Sunday by that of Bach Musica NZ‘s rendition - and this in remote New Zealand!” 

Rainer W. Buhmann, review of Bach Musica NZ’s St Matthew Passion performance in April 2021 

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