Directed by John Abberger
Friday, May 24 at 8pm
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Hélène Brunet, soprano
Daniel Taylor, alto
Nick Veltmeyer, tenor
Joel Allison, bass
Luc Beauséjour, harpsichord
Julia Wedman, violin
The Toronto Bach Festival Orchestra
The 2019 Bach Festival will open with the dazzling and virtuoso fireworks of one of Bach’s most beloved concertos. Award-winning harpsichordist Luc Beauséjour makes his Festival debut with the famous Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.
The evening will feature two cantatas: the early Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn, and Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn, with includes a powerful chorale ending so good, that Bach brought it back again in his St. John Passion. Audience favourite Julia Wedman shines with Bach’s Concerto in A minor for violin. A brilliant night of illuminating music!
JS Bach Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn, BWV 152
JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050
JS Bach Concerto in A minor for violin, BWV 1041
JS Bach Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn, BWV 23