Bach Collegium Japan: Europe Tour, April 2016

Bach Collegium Japan: Europe Tour, April 2016

Photo : K Miura

About the Tour

Bach Collegium Japan and director Masaaki Suzuki are set to embark on a major 11 date concert tour of Europe in April 2016. The group will be touring two main programmes of works by Johann Sebastian Bach to nine cities, taking in five European capitals along the way, from the 6th to the 19th April 2016. Their performances will feature soloists Hana Blažíková, Joanne Lunn (sopranos), counter tenor Robin Blaze, Colin Balzer (tenor) and Dominik Wörner (bass). The tour sees two debuts for the group at Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Dublin’s National Concert Hall and numerous reinvitations including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, London Barbican Centre and Paris Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.

London’s Barbican Centre will play host to Bach Collegium Japan’s first major UK residency – a series of three different concerts over two days. The first performance will be Bach’s Mass in B minor, followed by a Saturday lunchtime concert (St Giles, Cripplegate) featuring familiar motets interleaved with organ solos. The residency concludes with an evening concert including the Magnificat at the Barbican’s Milton Court.

TOUR DATES

6 April, 20:00
Lyon, La Chapelle de la Trinité
J.S. Bach: B Minor Mass

8 April, 19:30
London, Barbican
J.S. Bach: B Minor Mass

9 April, 13:00
London, St Giles, Cripplegate
J.S. Bach:
Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548 (Organ solo)
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227
Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr, BWV 662 (Organ solo)
Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr, BWV 663 (Organ solo)
Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh. 159
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225

9 April, 19:30
London, Barbican
J.S. Bach:
Orchestral Suite No.3 in D, BWV 1068
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Bekennen will ich seinen Namen, BWV 200
Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243

10 April, 19:30
Saffron Walden, Saffron Hall
J.S. Bach:
Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21
Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170
Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243

12 April, 20:00
Dublin, National Concert Hall
J.S. Bach: B Minor Mass

13 April, 20:00
Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
J.S. Bach:
Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21
Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170
Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243

15 April, 19:30
Vienna, Konzerthaus
J.S. Bach:
Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21
Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170
Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243

17 April, 14:15
Eindhoven, Muziekgebouw
J.S. Bach: B Minor Mass

18 April, 20:15
Groningen, De Oosterpoort
J.S. Bach: B Minor Mass

19 April, 20:15
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
J.S. Bach: B Minor Mass

 

Project Manager

Roderick Thomson (London)
roderick.thomson@hazardchase.co.uk