Bach and Beyond
SATURDAY 23 June 2018
St John The Evangelist RC Church, 3 Springfield Road, Horsham RH12 2PJ
Tickets £13, under 18s £6
Glorious choral music in the German tradition with Bach’s motet Jesu meine freude plus works for choir and organ by the 19th century
composers he inspired – motets by Mendelssohn and Brahms, Rheinberger’s lovely Abendlied and a Jubilate by Prince Albert.
Horsham Chamber Choir returns to St John’s RC Church for their summer concert on Saturday 23 June at 8.00pm– a programme of glorious choral music from Germany
and Austria, with Bach’s substantial motet Jesu meine freude as the centrepiece. Mendelssohn was a great admirer of Bach and was largely responsible for the revival of interest in him in
the 19th century. Music by Mendelssohn and other 19th century Germanic composers complete the programme.
Mendelssohn is represented by his grand setting of Psalm 43 and the ladies of the Choir will sing Laudate pueri, one of
the several motets he wrote for high voices. Two of Rheinberger’s opus 69 motets (his famous Abendlied is one of them!) are in the programme along with Christus factus est which may
well remind the listener of the setting of the same text by Bruckner. A different motet by Bruckner will be heard – Locus iste, written for the dedication of the new cathedral in
The other large scale motet in terms of length is Warum ist das licht by Brahms. In complete contrast is the charming Jubilate by Prince Albert
of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha who left his native Germany to become husband to Queen Victoria.
Do come and hear this wonderful music! Tickets are available from members of the Choir or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07730983314, or on the door.
Refreshments will be served in the interval