Glorious Bach, the Magnificat

Glorious Bach – Sunday 10 March at 7.00pm

St Michael’s church will be the setting for another splendid concert in the 2019 Barnes Music Festival programme: Music & Invention.

Sponsored by Friends of the English Chamber Singers

The English Chamber Singers and St Michael’s Choir with the Barnes Period Instrumentalists, conducted by Martin Neary, turn to arguably the most glorious of Bach’s shorter choral works, the Magnificat. Their all-Bach programme includes two other virtuoso works: the motet for double choir, Komm, Jesu, komm, and the brilliant Cantata 51, Jauchzet Gott, for soprano (Colette Boushell) and trumpet (David Blackadder). The concert begins with a rare performance of O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht, “one of the most sublimely restrained and deep of all Bach’s works” (Sir Nicholas Kenyon).

Doors and bar open 6.30pm
Finish 9.30pm

Ticket prices  £30, £20, £10

On sale at Barnes Music Festival, in person at Chesterton’s Estate Agent Barnes & East Sheen or St Michael’s Parish Office, via email at music@stmichaelbarnes.org or by post using the booking form at the back of the church.

Photograph by Philip Bovey

 

 

 

Martin Neary Lunchtime Organ Recital

Barnes-Music-Festival-v2-LR1-e1356267987650martin 3Tuesday 19th March 2017, 1pm-2pm

Martin Neary, the former Organist of Westminster Abbey, offers another wonderful programme designed to show off the resources of the splendid organ at St Michael’s.

His programme reveals Bach’s extraordinary powers of invention within traditional forms. The recital opens and closes with two of Bach’s greatest masterpieces, the Fantasia and Fugue in G minor and the Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor. Contrasting with these massive works are five preludes by Bach, based on Passion chorales, and a delightful selection of 17th and 18th century English voluntaries, which will provide an opportunity to hear some of the new sounds of the recently restored St Michael’s organ

Tickets cost £10 and may be purchased online at Barnes Music Festival.
In person at Chesterton Estate Agents Barnes and East Sheen offices.
Tickets may also be purchased on the door.

Bar opens at 12.30pm

Are You A Piano Player?

If so, we need your help playing for the 11.30am Family Service on some Sunday mornings.  It’s a good chance to dig out old music and enjoy playing it again as well as a few hymns.  Please let the Parish Office know if you, or anyone you know, could help us out.

Tel: 020 8876 5230 or email admin@stmichaelbarnes.org

Barnes Music Festival Assistant needed

The Barnes Music Festival, in which St Michael’s church plays a prominent role, is seeking an Assistant to the Artistic Director for the 2019 Festival which runs between the 9th-24th March.

The role is geared towards a gap-year student or recent graduate thinking about a career in music or arts administration. The role will include:

  • Liaising with the Artistic Director, Committee and Artists over rehearsal timings during the festival period
  • Assembling programmes for concerts
  • Managing performance requirements (equipment, staging, music, refreshments etc) for concerts and rehearsals (excluding those at St Michael’s.)
  • Attending the following additional events:

◦              Committee meeting // Wednesday 9 January at 6.30pm

◦              Festival Soirée // Thursday 24 January at 7.00pm

◦              Committee meeting // Wednesday 13 February at 6.30pm

◦              Committee meeting // Wednesday 4 March at 6.30pm

Remuneration for this role is £1000.

More information about the festival can be found at www.barnesmusicfestival.com.

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