Nelson Cathedral is lit by candles and musicians from the Adam Chamber Music Festival play Bach.

Monique Lapins performs Bach's Violin Concerto in A

Monique Lapins performs Bach's Violin Concerto in A Photo: Adam Chamber Music Festival

'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: Aria, Herr, So Weit Die Wolken Gehen, from Cantata No 171;

BACH: Aria, Ich Traue Seiner Gnaden, from Cantata No 97;

BACH: Cello Suite No 5 in C minor BWV1011;

BACH: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041;

BACH: Aria, Ich Eile, Die Lehren, from Cantata No 148;

BACH: Aria, Woferne Du Den Edlen Frieden, from Cantata No 41;

BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in Bb BWV1051

Andrew Goodwin (tenor), Ian Rosenbaum (marimba), Monique Lapins (violin), ACMF ensemble

Recorded in Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson by RNZ