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Beginnings & endings – Bach cantatas & Roth première

  • The Bramall, University of Birmingham (map)

Ex Cathedra Choir & Baroque Orchestra
Ex Cathedra Academy of Vocal Music
Jeffrey Skidmore conductor
Katie Trethewey soprano
Martha McLorinan alto
Samuel Boden tenor
Greg Skidmore bass


Bach Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben? (Dearest God, when will I die?) BWV 8
Bach Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes (For this the Son of God appeared) BWV 40
Roth A time to be born and a time to die (world première)


Join us for the launch of our 50th anniversary celebrations, and an exciting series of commissions that will renew our understanding of the Baroque repertoire we love. We start with the theme of “beginnings & endings”, with a world première from our composer-in-residence Alec Roth, and with two witty and sublime cantatas by Bach.


Pre-concert talk, 6.15pm: Alec and Jeffrey introduce the programme with live examples.