The funeral cantata Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit from 1708 – better known as Actus Tragicus – is still deeply rooted in the old German style. It is an intimate, restrained contemplation of death, with quotations mainly from the Old Testament. The instrumentation is somewhat unusual: instead of violins, there are two recorders and two viols. The latter create a soft, comforting and sometimes almost celestial sound, with the recorders seeming to symbolise earthly suffering. Vox Luminis has been widely praised by the international press and awarded a whole array of prizes, including the Gramophone Music Award in the ‘Choral’ category.
J.M. Bach: Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ | J.C. Bach: Herr wende dich und sei mir gnädig | J.S. Bach: Actus tragicus, BWV 106 | Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4
Vox Luminis | Lionel Meunier, artistic direction
Thursday 1 October, 8 p.m.
€ 28 / € 24
Ticket sales will start on Monday 7 September 2020 at 10 a.m. All reservations will be made via an online form which you can find here.