|Sunday 29 October 2023 at 3pm
Glebe Music Festival
In conjunction with The Glebe Society Inc
Quatorze and The Sydney Cantata Project
Quatorze and The Sydney Cantata Project are delighted to present a concert of music featuring Bach‘s Coffee Cantata, arias from other cantatas, and other works from the era of Frederick The Great.
Though more famous for his sacred music, the occasional secular gem showed Bach to be a humorous and inventive chap. Described as a mini comic opera, Schweight stille, paudert nicht (Be still, stop chattering), is an amusing portrayal and celebration of a coffee addiction. It was likely first performed in a Leipzig coffee house, the three characters a Soprano, a Tenor and a Bass singer, with 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Bass, Harpsichord and Flute.
Quatorze is an early music ensemble playing historic instruments with players:
Fiona McMillan oboe
Ruth Crosby traverso flute
Phillip Murray traverso flute
Shaun Ng viola da gamba/theorbo/lute
Joanna Butler harpsichord
The Sydney Cantata Project, directed by Jack Stephens and featuring some of Australia's best period instrument specialists and soloists, performs Bach Cantatas regularly in churches around Sydney. Many of Bach’s cantatas are rarely performed and it is our intention to bring these magnificent works to local audiences.