A BACH FESTIVAL
Saturday 16th November 2019, 7.30pm, Sheffield Cathedral
The Bach Choir, conducted by Dr. Simon Lindley, presented Bach’s beautiful Christmas Oratorio on Saturday 16 November in Sheffield’s Anglican cathedral, along with the well-known Cantata Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Awake, calls the voice to us), also known as Sleepers Wake. Soloists Stephen Liley, Philippa Hyde, Lucy Appleyard and Quentin Brown sang the solo movements with lyrical passion, and the National Festival Orchestra played Bach’s beautiful music marvellously well, as always. The evening really did prove to be a great way to start Christmas early! The concert was generously supported by Betty Grimsley.