The power of water and its spiritual dimensions equally resonates in the beautiful, sacred texts of Bach’s cantatas. Infused with poetry, Bach’s music sounds and speaks to every drop of water, in drought and in full flood, moving and alive.
These two musical sources flow together in an act of awakening, mobilization and restorative beauty in the face of climate change. The Oxford Bach Soloists under the music direction of Tom Hammond-Davies and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street are joined by countertenor Reginald Mobley, tenor Nick Pritchard and sheng player Wu Tong to perform a selection of Bach cantatas intermingled with spirituals in a staging by the celebrated director Peter Sellars. This musical call to action illuminates the undeniable truth that water is life and that music is a universal language that can unite and inspire.
Co-Presented by Park Avenue Armory with the Asia Society as part of Coal + Ice: Inspiring Climate Action Through Art and Ideas.
Tuesday, May 21 @ 7:30 PM