Music Alive for Friday 19 October 2018
Nelson Cathedral is lit by candles and musicians from the Adam Chamber Music Festival play Bach.
'Bach by Candlelight' in Nelson Cathedral is a regular event at the Adam Chamber Music Festival. There's been a candlelit Bach concert at every festival since 2009. So it's become a well-loved and much anticipated event now.
In this 2017 incarnation, the main feature is a sequence of tenor arias from various cantatas. For these, the soloist is Australian tenor Andrew Goodwin.
Also the newest member of the New Zealand String Quartet Monique Lapins takes the soloist role in the Violin Concerto in A minor; Ian Rosenbaum gives us the fifth Cello Suite in an unusual form … transcribed onto his instrument, the marimba. And the concert ends with the Brandenburg Concerto No 6.
Bach by Candlelight
Andrew Goodwin (tenor), Ian Rosenbaum (marimba), Monique Lapins (vln), ACMF ensemble
BACH: Aria, Herr, so weit die Wolken gehen, from Cantata No 171
Aria, Ich traue seiner Gnaden, from Cantata No 97
Cello Suite No 5 in C minor BWV1011
Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV1041
Aria, Ich eile, die Lehren, from Cantata No 148
Aria, Woferne du den edlen Frieden, from Cantata No 41
Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in Bb BWV1051
Recorded Christchurch Cathedral, Nelson (RNZ)