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The Sage Gateshead

St. Mary's Square Gateshead Quays
Gateshead, NE8 2JR United Kingdom

November 2015

Magnificat!

Friday 20th November @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Sage Gateshead, St. Mary's Square Gateshead Quays
Gateshead, NE8 2JR United Kingdom

When Johann Sebastian Bach was appointed as the Cantor of Leipzig’s Thomaskirche in 1723, third choice for the post after Telemann and Graupner, he clearly felt he had something to prove. One of the products of this was his jubilant Magnificat in E-flat, written for his first Christmas Day in Leipzig. Frequently performed in its D-major version, Dunedin Consort present it in its original version, giving a special insight into the precocious talents of the young composer, who refined his…

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