Johann Sebastian Bach wrote this setting of the Magnificat (Mary's hymn of praise on learning she would bear the Son of God) for his forces at Leipzig in 1723 but subsequently revised it into the form we know today. Set in Latin, it is unusually compact and radiates joy and exultation.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, J.S.'s fifth son (in his lifetime much better known than his father), composed his setting in 1749, and in this work shows clearly the influence of his father, both technically and inspirationally.
Andrea Ryder Soprano
Cari Searle Mezzo
John Dunford Tenor
Edward Harvey Bass
28 November 2015 at 7.30pm
Church Street, Sheffield S1 1HA Map/directions
Tickets £15 (concessions £12; Students and Under 16 £5)