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Bach Magnificat - Chroma Chamber Choir

Sunday 18th November 2018

Bach Magnificat: a programme of Renaissance and Baroque choral music
Chroma Chamber Choir with chamber orchestra and soloists
Conducted by Pete Rainey

Chroma Chamber Choir, well-known for their precision, clarity and beautiful sound, present a programme of music celebrating the lead-in to Advent.

The featured work is the magnificent twelve movement Magnificat, one of J S Bach’s best-loved choral works. The Magnificat is conceived on a grand scale, requiring five soloists, a five-part choir and, for its time, an unusually large orchestra consisting of three trumpets, two flutes, two oboes, strings and continuo.

Opening the concert is the Spanish composer Victoria's beautiful a capella O Magnum Mysterium, the only truly Renaissance piece of the programme. It unfolds serenely until the final Alleluia dances in triple time and, with a welter of running notes, comes grandly to a close.

This is followed by the sparkling and joyous antiphonal work Hodie Christus natus est by the Dutch composer Sweelinck whose work straddled the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

This is a rare opportunity to hear Bach sung by a local choir and promises to be a real treat for lovers of Baroque music.


November 18, 2018




Nelson & suburbs


Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
48 Nile Street, Nelson, New Zealand

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Premium: $40 Standard: $27 plus service fees

Tickets from TicketDirect and Nelson Centre of Musical Arts from 9am - 7pm (5pm during school holidays) Monday to Friday and one hour prior to the scheduled performance time. ph. 03 548 9477.


Ph. 03 548 9477

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