Bach Magnificat, October 2019

“… it was great fun as well as a good learning and ”doing” experience. I so enjoyed it.’

“I think it was the best choral workshop I’ve ever been to!’

‘I really enjoyed singing Magnificat on Saturday, it was a lovely day.’

On Saturday 12th October 2019 was the first in a series of workshop days on the choral music of J S Bach, under the direction of Nick Houghton.

Bach’s Magnificat in D has five choruses all of which are for five voices SSATB, and one of which is a fugue, plus a lovely trio Susceptit Israel for SSA chorus. Half an hour long in performance, the Magnificat is a concentrated hit of Bach – glorious music, and a satisfying challenge for singers!

Our expert accompanist for the day was Howard Beach, and we were joined by four members of The Lewes Singers – Liz Kelly, Briony Lambert, David Chapman and Reuben James –who added support to their voice part and also sang the solo arias in the performance at the end the day.

Book Now for Jan-March 2020: Workshop days on all six of Bach’s Motets!