Vox Luminis in London

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September 29, 2013

Wigmore Hall


The Bach dynasty: 100 years of motets

Vox Luminis

Lionel Meunier, artistic director


Johannes Bach:
Sei nun wieder zufrieden meine Seele
Unser Leben ist ein Schatten

Johann Michael Bach:
Herr wenn ich nur dich habe
Ich weiss, dass mein Erlöser lebet
Halt, was du hast

Johann Christoph Bach:
Lieber Herr Gott, wecke uns auf
Fürchte dich nicht
Der Gerechte, ob er gleich zu zeitlich stirbt

Johann Ludwig Bach:
Das Blut Jesu Christi
Das ist meine Freude

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Ich lasse dich nicht BWV159a
Jesu, meine Freude BWV227

About this concert

Vox Luminis and Lionel Meunier received the 2012 Gramophone Record of the Year Award for their thrilling recording of Heinrich Schütz’s Musikalische Exequien. The Belgian early music ensemble, which Meunier created in 2004, makes its Wigmore Hall debut with a captivating programme of works from the Bach dynasty.

It opens with the two surviving motets by Johannes Bach, appointed as town musician and organist in Erfurt in the 1630s. Meunier and Vox Luminis will also reveal the deep family foundations of Johann Sebastian Bach’s musical training, clearly present in the sacred cantatas of his second cousin, Johann Ludwig, and the exquisite motets of Johann Michael Bach.