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Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir is pleased to present “Christ Lag in Todesbanden” by J.S. Bach in an online video broadcast this Eastertide! Composed by Bach in 1707 at the age of 22, this cantata is based on the eponymous Lutheran chorale, which is in turn based on the Gregorian chant Victimae Paschali. The tune emerges at every twist and turn throughout the work’s seven movements, creating a poignant piece of music filled to the brim with Bach’s particular contrapuntal brilliance. Spaced in the architectural and acoustical splendour of Halifax’s Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, the men and boy choristers of Capella Regalis are joined by a chamber orchestra, Ensemble Regale, to perform this magnificent work. The victory of life over death, such as described in the cantata’s German text, is sure to bring hope and joy to the world as it emerges from struggle against Covid-19 and celebrates Spring. Pre-recorded before the third wave of Covid-19 hit Halifax, this concert is yours to enjoy and share with others during the current lockdown.
Date(s) - 02/05/2021 - 09/05/2021
12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Capella Regalis Men's Choir, directed by Nick Halley
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