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Bach’s Coffee Cantata

Eboracum Baroque are delighted to return to the beautiful Canons Ashby Priory to present a programme featuring Bach’s Coffee Cantata. This concert puts this piece alongside instrumental works by Telemann, who was a close collaborator with Bach as well as Handel, another giant of the baroque period.

J.S.Bach’s Coffee Cantata, is a comedic piece depicting the rise of the coffee house in 18th-century Germany and addictions to coffee at this time. It follows the story of the frustrated Herr Schlendrian and his daughter, Lieschen who is addicted to coffee! He attempts to stop her coffee drinking but she remains defiant and sings of her love of caffeine. This is the closest Bach came to writing an opera and it is presented in a comedic form. It is likely to have originally been performed in Zimmermann’s Coffee Haus in Leipzig in the 18th Century.

Interval refreshments available. Tickets via the National Trust website here

Canons Ashby Priory,
Saturday 16th May 2020
18.00 - 19.30