Former BBC Radio 3 presenter set for King's Lynn for illustrated talk
King’s Lynn Music Society welcome back broadcaster Sandy Burnett to King’s Lynn Town Hall on Wednesday, January 16, at 7.30pm.
“A raging serpent, a hellish dragon and God’s army of angels: Johann Sebastian Bach’s church cantatas” is the title for his illustrated talk.
After studying music at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and working as music director for the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and in London’s West End, Sandy spent a decade as one of the core team of BBC Radio 3 music presenters.
As a practising musician, his activities include conducting, lecturing and playing double bass.
Between 1997 and 2010 Sandy conducted a complete cycle of JS Bach’s surviving sacred cantatas in West London, and revisits that project in this illustrated talk.
He discusses what it was like to get to know this extraordinary repertoire from the inside, and shows how the texts of the cantatas are given an extra spiritual dimension by Bach’s stunningly crafted music.
Visitors welcome, doors open at 7pm for tea/coffee; admission is free for under-18s, full-time students and those with Federation of Recorded Music Societies affiliation.
For other visitors a £10 donation is suggested.
More information is available at www.klmusicsoc.org.uk