Another intergalactic season of Bach, the Universe and Everything comes to a conclusion. Bach’s glorious and virtuosic Bringet dem Herrn Ehre seines Namens (Bring to the Lord the honour due His name), BWV 148, is a call for kindness and generosity. Astronomer, writer and stargazer Stuart Clark will survey the future of our relationship with space and where it might take us.
“The very fact that we look to the night sky in our search for meaning is one of the indelible hallmarks of our humanity… to tell the story of this nocturnal fascination is to tell the story of what it is to be human.”
from Beneath the Night by Stuart Clark
Bach, the Universe and Everything is our concert series with a difference. Guided by the work of JS Bach, composer and intergalactic genius, our mission is to explore the human desire to better understand our place in the cosmos through his 200 cantatas. Each concert is built around a Bach cantata and a talk from a guest scientific speaker, alongside choral and instrumental music by other baroque and renaissance composers.
Series music director: Steven Devine