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Back to Bach on Sunday

Back to Bach on Sunday

The work of Johann Sebastian Bach takes centre-stage at Exeter Cathedral this Sunday, with two events dedicated to classical music's baroque master who died in 1750.

A special service on Sunday 28th February at 6pm will have at its heart the church cantata Jesu, nun sei gepreiset (Jesus, now be praised) which was written by the German composer for New Year's day in 1725. The music was originally written for a church service in Leipzig and it is fitting that Sunday's performance (led by the Exeter Bach Society) also takes place within an act of worship.

The service is followed by a concert from internationally-renowned son and mother duo Emmanuel Bach and Jenny Stern.

This special recital includes J. S. Bach's solo violin Sonata in A minor and Sonata in E major for violin and cembalo as well as music by Bartok, Enescu, Kreisler, Brahms, Clara Schumann, Gliere and Saint-Saens/Ysaye. Emmanuel will also talk about the Bach works.

Emmanuel Bach was born in England to South African parents and began studying the violin as a young child at the age of 5. Now, in his early 20s, he already has an impressive musical and academic history. The winner of many prestigious awards and scholarships, this gifted classical violinist with an extensive repertoire has performed as a soloist and with orchestras in South Africa and Europe. His teacher is the renowned Russian violinist, Natasha Boyarsky

The Bach Cantata Service takes place at 6pm on Sunday 28th February 2016 and all are welcome to attend this act of worship.

The recital takes place at 7.15pm on Sunday 28th February 2016. Tickets are £10 in advance, £12 on the door and are available from Exeter Visitor Information & Tickets (01392 665885) or book online.

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