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The Lion and the Lance: From Venice to Leipzig

Cambridge University Collegium Musicum
Historic Woodwind of the Royal Academy of Music, London
Margaret Faultless, director
Historic Brass of the Combined Conservatoires
Jeremy West, director
Cambridge University Chamber Choir
Martin Ennis, conductor

Bach Magnificat, BWV 243
Bach Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229
and works by Schein and Giovanni Gabrieli (celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Sacrae Symphoniae of 1615)

A musical journey that takes us from St Mark’s in Venice, where many of the posthumously published masterpieces of Giovanni Gabrieli were first performed, via the Salzburg of Heinrich Biber, to Leipzig, where both Johann Hermann Schein and Johann Sebastian Bach served as Cantor of the Thomaskirche. The programme, performed by many of the finest ‘early’ musicians in the country, celebrates the 400th anniversary of Gabrieli’s Sacrae Symphoniae and Schein’s Cymbalum Sionium, both of which were published in 1615. The programme concludes with two of Bach’s timeless masterpieces. 

TICKETS: £15, £5 students. Available from ADC box office, tel: 01223 300085;


Friday, 6 February, 2015 - 20:00 to 22:00
Event location: 
8.00pm, St John's College Chapel