Bach Akademie Australia Presents First Concert of 2024 Season, Bach – The Benefactor

Published by: Kabuku PR | 27-Feb-2024
Bach – Mind, Body And Soul
Venue: Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Church
Address: 94 Archer Street Chatswood, NSW, 2067 Australia
Date: Friday April 12, 7:30pm & Sunday April 14, 2:30pm
Ticket: $40-$90
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Bach Akademie Australia Presents First Concert of 2024 Season, Bach – The Benefactor
Bach Akademie Australia are thrilled to present the first concert of their 2024 season, Bach – The Benefactor at St Francis of Assisi Church, Paddington on April 12 and Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Church, Chatswood on April 14.

Established in late 2016 by Australian violinist Madeleine Easton after 19 years of living and working in Europe, Bach Akademie Australia is dedicated to performing the works of J.S. Bach, aiming to enrich and enhance the musical life of Australia.

The Bach family spent their lives in service. After four generations of practicing musicians, J.S. Bach was no different. He was a passionate educator, pedagogue, school master and mentor to his own many children and those of the Thomasschule of which he was Cantor. With a strong social conscience, he composed music to enrich, instruct and inspire the lives of all.

Bach – The Benefactor presents a program featuring Bach’s cantata ‘Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot’, dubbed the ‘refugee cantata’, thought to have been based on the welcomed arrival into Germany of Protestant refugees banished from Salzburg, and his Harpsichord Concerto in E arranged for violin in a clever adaptation, used in his career as a tool for teaching his students.

Rounding out the concert is Bach’s famous cantata ‘Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben’ BWV 147, which perfectly encapsulates Bach’s desire that our hearts, mouths, deeds and lives be in service to humanity and to God.

Artistic Director Madeleine Easton said “We know Bach was a miraculous composer, but we are less familiar with Bach as a civically minded, caring individual who did everything he could for the benefit of his community and family. This program perfectly encapsulates Bach as a benefactor, though his timeless and inspiring music”.

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