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  • Event 23: Bach Family Legacy
  • Friday 12 July 8.00pm
    Vox Luminis
    £30.00 (concessions £28.00 | under 35 £6.00)
    Chapter House, York Minster

    Lionel Meunier director

    Zsuzsi Toth, Caroline Weynants, Victoria Cassano, Stefanie True soprano
    Daniel Elgersma, Alexander Chance, Jan Kullmann alto
    Robert Buckland, Masashi Tsuji, Philippe Froeliger tenor
    Lionel Meunier, Sebastian Myrus bass

    Bart Jacobs organ
    Benoit Van den Bemden Violone

    Bach Family Legacy

    In Thuringia and Saxony in the 17th and 18th centuries there were so many composers, organists, Kapellmeisters and Kantors named Bach that the word itself almost came to have a secondary meaning of ‘musician’. Awardwinning ensemble Vox Luminis explore the rich repertoire of sacred motets by Johann Sebastian’s uncles and cousins – including his father-in-law Johann Michael, the ‘great and expressive’ Johann Christoph, and the one member of the clan who might actually have answered to the name of Johann – and end with JS Bach’s great masterpiece Jesu, meine Freude.

    ‘A beautifully balanced ensemble of individual yet blended voices’ The Observer

    Hip, fun and fascinating – things one associates with Belgium today’ NYC Examiner

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