York Early Music Festival Event 17

Tuesday 11 July 7.30pm – 9.00pm
£30.00 (£28.00 concessions | £7.00 under 35)
Venue: St Lawrence Church

Bethany Seymour, Helen Neeves sopranos, Helen Charlston alto
Jonathan Hanley tenor, Frederick Long bass

directed by Peter Seymour

Body and Soul

Buxtehude’s beautiful Membra Jesu nostri (The Limbs of our Jesus) is considered to be the earliest Lutheran oratorio. The unusual text addresses the different parts of Christ’s crucified body: feet, knees, hands, sides, breast, heart, and face. Bach was a great admirer of Buxtehude, and his church-music style owed much to his influence. Jesu, meine Freude, is the longest and greatest of his six choral motets, a searching and powerful contemplation of the contrasting lives of the flesh and the spirit.

“Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, on excellent form throughout, admirably matched the strong vocalists. Overall ensemble was crisp and intuitive, tempi were well-chosen.” The Press


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Event Date: 11/07/2023 7:30 pm

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