Martin Luther and J S Bach

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Martin Luther and J S Bach

Very Revd Andreas Loewe

Saturday 28 October, 3pm-4:30pm

J S Bach scholar and dean of St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne, Dr Andreas Loewe, presents a lecture on the work about to be performed by the Choir of St James’, marking Bach’s immense contribution to Lutheran church music, on this occasion honouring the 500th anniversary of Luther’s famous theses and their place in the Protestant Reformation.

Tickets $30 ($25 conc).

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The Choir of St James’ is also marking the 500th anniversary of Luther’s publication of The Ninety-Five Theses by presenting a concert of music by J S Bach and William Byrd on the same day as this St James’ Institute event. The concert begins at 5pm across the road at St James’ Church and will be the perfect way to end this day of discussion with Andreas Loewe about Martin Luther and J S Bach.

The Reformation threw the Catholic church into schism, with the hope and desire to transition and rebuild a new doctrine of faith and belief. Music of the Lutheran Reformation is placed alongside masterpieces of the English Reformation, which form the backbone of the continuation of Anglican church music in our modern time.

Featuring J.S. Bach’s Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (BWV 80) and William Byrd’s The Great Service.

You can buy tickets for this concert via City Recital Hall. There are subscriptions for the entire concert series available online. Look out for other concerts featuring the music of J S Bach throughout the year, in particular a performance of Bach’s St John Passion.