Led by Rev. Annabelle Elletson.
Crickhowell Music Festival Service including:
- Bach Cantata BWV 192, Nun danket alle Gott (Now thank we all our God)
- Schütz: Psalm 23
With baroque ensemble and Festival soloists Áine Smith (soprano) and Stephen Hamnett (bass)
Helping to celebrate the joys of Easter (and in keeping with our festival tradition of hearing a Bach Cantata as originally intended during a church service), we perform one of the great man’s most uplifting works: Nun danket alle Gott (Now thank we all our God). This effervescent piece was written to mark the anniversary of Luther’s reformation and as such also marks one of history’s great manifestos. Festival soloists and players are on hand to take us through this rollercoaster of a piece.
A setting of Psalm 23 (The Lord’s my Shepherd) by Bach’s great predecessor, Heinrich Schütz, adds a further dimension to this service.