The Bach Dynasty
Friday, October 18, 2019 | 8:00 pm
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The singers of Vox Luminis convey their passion for early music at every performance. This unmistakable devotion has propelled the ensemble out of its native Belgium, where it formed in 2004, to an international career singing music from the 16th to 18th centuries, and critical acclaim. A surprise win of Gramophone’s Recording of the Year in 2012 helped secure its reputation for intelligent mastery of early music.
In its sophomore appearance at Duke Performances, Vox Luminis brings a program entirely by the Bach family. J.S. Bach was proud of his ancestry, and his genealogy and research remains our most accurate information about the Bach family even today. Vox Luminis sets the style of the older Bach’s in relief, allowing the particularities of J.S. Bach’s cousins and nephew to shine new light onto how each of them approached the German choral tradition, entwining Lutheran chorales with new music.
Johann Bach: Unser Leben ist ein Schatten
Johann Bach: Sei nun wieder zufrieden
Johann Michael Bach: Sei, lieber Tag, wilkommen
Johann Michael Bach: Nun treten wir ins neue Jahr
Johann Michael Bach: Herr, ich warte auf dein Heil
Johann Christoph Bach: Der mensch, vom Weibe geboren
Johann Christoph Bach: Lieber Herr Gott, wecke uns auf
Johann Christoph Bach: Fürchte dich nicht
Johann Ludwig Bach: Das Blut Jesu Christi
Johann Ludwig Bach: Das ist meine Freude
Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesu meine Freude
“A powerful sound far greater than their small numbers would suggest was possible.”