The Bach Choral Workshops Series
J S Bach Motets BWV 225-231
Following on from the first workshop on JS Bach’s Magnificat in October 2019, early in 2020 Nick Houghton will be directing six new workshop days, each dedicated to one of Bach’s six great choral motets. Join us for individual days or come to all of them (there’s a discount if attending all six workshops, and also if you’re bringing your own music).
You’re free to make your own arrangements for lunch, including staying at the venue with a packed lunch if you prefer. Both venues have plenty of cafes & shops nearby.
#2 – January 11, 2020, All Saints, Eastbourne: Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden BWV 230 PLUS BONUS Motet Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren BWV 231 (this last is the Appendix to the Peters edition)
#3 – January 25, 2020, St Michael’s, Lewes: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225
#4 – February 15, All Saints, Eastbourne: Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf, BWV 226
#5 – February 29, St Michael’s, Lewes: Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir BWV 228
#6 – March 14, All Saints, Eastbourne: Jesu meine Freude, BWV 227
#7 – March 28, St Michael’s, Lewes: Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229
Cost of participation is £20 per individual workshop day, to include music hire and light refreshments in the breaks. See below for discounts.
If bringing your own copy of the music – £1 off the cost of each individual workshop attended (NB if NOT the Peters Edition then please make sure your copy has bars numbered – see below)
All six workshops – £100 (£20 off).
Requests for refunds will be dealt with at the Director’s discretion.
We’ll be working off the Peters Edition.
You are welcome to bring your own copy, but if it’s a different edition please mark in the bar numbers as that’s what Nick will be referring to (not page numbers).
If you’d like to buy your own copy, the Peters Edition is here. (£12.95)
Nick will point everyone in the direction of recommended recordings to listen to beforehand, if you’d like to do so.
11 – 1pm – Workshop
1 – 2pm – Lunch
2 – 4pm – Workshop
4pm – Tea
4.30pm – Informal performance
5pm – Day ends
How to Apply
Please email email@example.com stating your voice, and which day(s) you would like to attend. To ensure a good balance, places will be allocated by Nick and it may not be possible to accommodate everyone who applies. When your place is confirmed we’ll send you details of how to pay.