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A Musical Offering (Arcadia 2018)


The final concert of Arcadia 2018 – JS Bach a Celebration – this concert creates a rare chance to hear one of Bach’s most intriguing works, The Musical Offering, and one of his loveliest cantatas, ‘Ich Habe Genug’, which might be translated as, ‘I have enough’ or, ‘I am Content’.  The cantata’s three arias – opening with a memorable melting oboe obligato, will bring the talents of the highly gifted young baritone Thorvald Blough to the fore.  Having been given a full talk on Saturday 6th October, The Musical Offering will be performed in its entirety culminating with the famous Ricercar in six voices, perhaps the most rarified work of counterpoint ever penned.

JS Bach: The Musical Offering BWV 1079
JS Bach: Cantata Ich Habe Genug BWV 82

Baritone: Thorvald Blough
Harpsichord and Organ: Shaun Ward
Oboe: Jane Marshall
Flute: Karen Jones
Violins: Thomas Bowes and tbc
Viola: Clifton Harrison
Cello: Tim Gill
Double Bass: tbc

Festival Deal: £15 for one concert, £25 for two concerts, £35 for three.  Whole festival including talk, £40

This event is held at St Giles Church, Downton on the Rock

Earlier Event: 7 October
Aida (MET)