Brought to Melaka for the very first time, this latest installment of VerSeS’ Renaissance & Baroque Gems series entitled Bach & Charpentier will be featuring the celebrated KL Madrigal Singers and Players. Presenting sacred music by two composers who varied greatly in style, wider perspectives of Baroque music will be offered. The venue of the concert – iconic Christ Church – provides the best setting in which to enjoy choral music as it was intended. This 30th April 2023, don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to hear these stunning works performed by a full choir and instrumentalists!
Actus Tragicus (BWV 106) is one of Bach’s earliest cantatas, composed at the age of 22. Despite the young age, his ingenuity and detailed musical writing shines bright, in addition to his effective and economic use of musicians (a small vocal ensemble supported by a modest instrumental ensemble). The aria “Schafe können sicher weiden” from his Hunting Cantata BWV 208, has been an evergreen crowd favorite for its pleasing tune. M.A. Charpentier’s Messe de minuit pour Noël (H. 9), provides great contrast to J.S. Bach’s music. Selections from this work include lively movements that have incorporated traditional folk tunes (Noëls).
The KL Madrigal Singers and Players
Directed by Scott Woo
Sharlene Rani (Soprano*), Chew Shi Yun (Soprano*), Asha Menon (Soprano), Tunku Athirah Tunku Ibrahim (Soprano), Darrel Chan (Countertenor*), Chow Yee Mun (Alto), Iau Jo Yee (Alto), Maximus Tan (Tenor*), Scott Woo (Tenor*), Sean Chay (Baritone*), Simon Chong (Bass*)
Foo Chie Haur (Baroque Recorder, Baroque Flute), Eunice Loh (Baroque Recorder, Violin), Gan Jet Foong (cello), Estal Lee (cello), YS Tang (Renaissance lute) Darrel Chan (Organ) & Iau Jo Yee (Organ).
Bach & Charpentier
Featuring the KL Madrigal Singers and Players
Date: 30th April 2023 (Sunday) | 4:30 pm (Doors open 3:30pm)
Venue: Christ Church, Jalan Gereja Melaka
Tickets: RM 48 (Standard) | RM 35 (Students)
Seats are limited for this event due to SOP compliance.
To reserve tickets, book online or WhatsApp 011-16391641 or email:[email protected]
Presented by VerSeS Music Ensembles in collaboration with Melaka Classics with the support of Yin Qi Music, Istana Budaya and the National Symphony Orchestra