Bach’s lute mu­sic brought to life

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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 see Fa­gan per­form on a cus­tom-made 10 string Span­ish clas­si­cal gui­tar, mod­elled on the baroque lute for which Bach com­posed.

“This in­stru­ment has four ex­tra base strings which gives a rich sonor­ity per­fect for per­form­ing the mu­sic of Bach,” 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 held on Sat­ur­day, De­cem­ber 1 from 7 pm. Pre-booked tick­ets cost $25 for adults, $20 for con­ces­sion, $45 for fam­i­lies, $10 for chil­dren un­der 16 years. Tick­ets pur­chased at the door cost an ex­tra $5.

To book, phone Kel­lie on 0438 881th985 (credit/cheque/di­rect de­posit) or visit

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

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