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University Choir

JS BACH arr. BUSONI Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist BWV667 Arvo PÄRT Magnificat Peteris VASKS Pater Noster JS BACH O Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht BWV118 Rihards DUBRA O Crux Ave JS BACH arr. BUSONI/THOENE Ciaconna from Partita in D minor BWV1004 with chorale realization Eriks ESENVALDS Amazing Grace JS BACH Lobet den Herrn BWV230 Sarah Tenant-Flowers, conductor Robert Challinor, piano The University Choir presents an intriguing programme in which the music of J S Bach is contrasted with contemplative works by contemporary Baltic composers influenced by his genius. Choral pieces will be interspersed with Busoni’s virtuosic Bach transcriptions for piano performed by Robert Challinor, including a fascinating arrangement of the Chaconne from the second violin partita during which the voices will sing chorales of death and resurrection hidden within the fabric of the music. The deeply spiritual music of Latvian composers Esenvalds, Dubra and Vasks, and the ethereal Magnificat of renowned Estonian composer Arvo Pärt illustrate the wealth of creative talent in the Baltic States. Bach’s joyful motet Lobet den Herrn concludes the concert. The concert finishes at approximately 9pm