A baroque con­cert

BACH’S LUTE COM­PO­SI­TIONS TO BE PER­FORMED BY MATTHEW FA­GAN ON GUI­TAR

Shepparton News - - NEWS - By Tara Whitsed

Guitarist Matthew Fa­gan will per­form the lute mu­sic of the great Lutheran baroque com­poser Jo­hann Se­bas­tian Bach in Shep­par­ton next month.

The Con­certs in the Chapel per­for­mance will have Fa­gan per­form on a cus­tom-made 10-string Span­ish clas­si­cal gui­tar, mod­elled on the baroque lute which Bach him­self com­posed for.

‘‘This in­stru­ment has four ex­tra base strings which gives a rich sonor­ity per­fect for per­form­ing the mu­sic of Bach,’’ event or­gan­iser Matt Anker said.

The pieces will fea­ture se­lec­tions from the fa­mous vi­o­lin sonatas Bach ar­ranged for lute, a se­lec­tion of Bach’s cello suites ar­ranged by Fa­gan for 10-string gui­tar and spe­cial ar­range­ments of Bach Cho­rales, in­clud­ing Jesu Joy of Man’s De­sir­ing.

‘‘Come and cel­e­brate the beauty of Bach’s spir­i­tu­al­ity and vir­tu­os­ity in this con­cert with 10-string gui­tar,’’ Mr Anker said. ● The con­cert will be on Satur­day, December 1 from 7 pm. Pre-booked tick­ets cost $25 for adults, $20 for con­ces­sion, $45 for fam­i­lies and $10 for chil­dren un­der 16 years. Tick­ets bought at the door cost an ex­tra $5. Book via Kel­lie on 0438 881 985 (credit/cheque/di­rect de­posit) or on­line at www.try­book­ing.com/ ZGJY

Spir­i­tual mu­sic: Matthew Fa­gan is look­ing for­ward to per­form­ing at St Paul’s Lutheran Church for Con­certs in the Chapel.

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