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 or by post using the booking form at the back of the church.

Photograph by Philip Bovey