The RAM / Kohn Foundation
Bach Cantata Series 2012,
enjoyed by MALCOLM MILLER
From the plangent chorus depicting suffering at the start of J S Bach's Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen BWV 12 to the closing chorus of thanksgiving, in Es wartet alles auf dich BWV 187, the passionately performed programme at the Royal Academy of Music [London UK] on 15 January 2012 offered an uplifting way to begin a new year of RAM / Kohn Foundation Bach Cantatas. Now in its fourth year, the monthly concert series has become a highlight of the London musical calendar, with sell out audiences and annual subscriptions in high demand. Certainly there is a sense of occasion at each event, with the cream of the RAM's period performers, the Academy Baroque Orchestra and Chorus, teaming up with promising postgraduate soloists, under the erudite energy of Iain Ledingham, conducting and directing from the harpsichord.
The programme balanced what John Elliot Gardiner has described as the 'operatic style' of some of Bach's cantatas with their more overtly spiritual and moralistic content...
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