Bach’s Magnificat

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Saturday, 14 Oct 2017 7:30pm

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Bach Magnificat

Ex Cathedra
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Jeffrey Skidmore
Elizabeth Adams, Katie Trethewey, Amy Wood soprano
Martha McLorinan alto
Bradley Smith tenor
Greg Skidmore bass


“My soul doth magnify the Lord!” Johann Sebastian Bach contemplates God, and his imagination catches fire: even he never wrote anything more joyous and more richly inspired than his Magnificat. Two famous cantatas and the resplendent Orchestral Suite No.3 provide the upbeat to this celebration with the CBSO of one of music’s most beautiful minds.


The concert opens with Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, which Bach based on one of Martin Luther’s most famous hymns, as we mark the Reformation Day 500 anniversary.


superb… a privilege’ (New York Times)


Bach Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BWV 80 (25’)
Bach Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4 (22’)
Bach Suite No.3 in D Major BWV 1068 (20’)
Bach Magnificat in D BWV 243 (28’)


£48 / £43 / £37.50 / £28.50 / £22.50 / £13 including per ticket commission


General sale and online booking opens 22 May 2017.
Telephone booking  0121 780 3333.


Priority booking:
– Archangels, Thrones and Seraphim from 2 May 2017
– Guardian Angels from 4 May 2017
– Angels and group bookings from 9 May 2017


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This concert can also be included in CBSO concert packages; discounts may vary, please check when booking.

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