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The Young Bach
Suffolk Villages Festival

St Mary's Church, Boxford
Sunday 30 March 6:00pm

Tickets for this event are no longer available online or by phone but will be available on the door 1 hour prior to the performance.
Sunday 30 March, 6.00 p.m.
St Mary's Church, Boxford
J.S. Bach: Actus Tragicus BWV 106 (1707)
Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri (1680)

Claire Tomlin soprano
members of Essex Baroque Orchestra
directed by Peter Holman

In 1705 the young J.S. Bach walked 250 miles to visit the aged Dieterich Buxtehude in L├╝beck.  Buxtehude was his greatest predecessor, and his best-known work, an intense and passionate cycle of seven passion cantatas collectively entitled Membra Jesu nostri (The Remains of our Jesus), shows us why he made the journey.  We perform it with J.S. Bach's first masterpiece, the Actus Tragicus (the funeral cantata 'Gottes Zeit ist der allerbeste Zeit'), and other music by Buxtehude.  The concert features rich and varied combinations of solo voices, choir, violins, viols, recorders and organ. 

Tickets: £18 (reserved), £12 (unreserved) with half-price tickets available to full-time students.

Please note that there is a non-refundable £1 administration charge for all online and telephone bookings.

A season ticket for both SVF concerts is available by calling the box office on 01904 651485

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