Lionel Meunier, director
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 8pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
The Bach Dynasty: Motets of the Bach Family
Trace the emergence of the gifted Bach clan through the generations, including gorgeous and evocative motets by the family’s first professional musician, Johann Bach, the Arnstadt brothers Johann Michael and Joahnn Christoph, Johann Sebastian’s revered third cousin Johann Ludwig, and finally Johann Sebastian Bach’s own motet, Jesu meine Freude. The singers and continuo players of Belgium’s Vox Luminis have won international acclaim for performances balancing pristine unity and seductive charm. Led by bass and director Lionel Meunier, this Gramophone Award–winning ensemble is in demand across Europe and the world for their illuminating performances of the music of the Bach family.
Pre-Concert Talk at 7pm.
“The refinement of Vox Luminis is never anything less than sublime.”