Saturday 14 October 2017 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Dorchester
Programme to include:
JM Bach • Halt, was du hast
JS Bach • Jesu Meine Freude BWV 227
JS Bach • Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf BWV 226
Brahms • Warum ist das Licht gegeben den Mühseligen
Nysted • Immortal Bach - Komm süsser Tod
Organ • Graham Scott
500 years ago, in October 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenburg. He was not only a theologian and a reformer; he was also a musician and a composer of hymns and chorales.
Join us as we mark this important anniversary with an exploration of Luther’s rich legacy through well-loved works such as Bach’s motet Jesu Meine Freude together with wonderful but less well-known pieces including Halt, was du hast by Johann Michael Bach, J. S. Bach’s father-in-law, which is based on the same chorale melody.