Wednesday 13 December 2017 13:00
Temple Winter Festival 2017
Wednesday 13 December, 1pm
Free Entry – no ticket required.
Greg Morris organ
Toccata in C, BWV 564
Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 697
Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 722
Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 604
Von Himmel kam der Engel Schar, BWV 607
Concerto C: Prince Johann Ernst, BWV 595
Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich, BWV 732
Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, BWV 609
Pastorale F, BWV 590
Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 696
Christum wir solen loben schon, BWV 611
Canonic Variations on Von Himmel Hoch, BWV 769
As part of his complete, year-long survey of Bach’s organ works, Greg Morris presents a programme of his finest seasonal music. Opening with the virtuosic Toccata, Adagio & Fugue, the programme includes chorale preludes from the Orgelbüchlein, the delightful Pastorale, and one of Bach’s late masterpieces, the Canonic Variations on Von Himmel Hoch, da komm ich her. Composed in 1747, the variations are an intricate and exceedingly beautiful musical play on one of the most important of Lutheran Christmas chorales.
This concert will finish at approximately 2pm.
The Temple Winter Festival is presented by Hazard Chase in association with the Temple Music Foundation.