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Bach’s Coffee Cantata

Eboracum Baroque are delighted to collaborate with Hot Numbers Coffee to present a performance of Bach’s Coffee Cantata at the Gwydir Street Cafe on Saturday 30th May 2020, 8pm. 

Hear Bach’s great music alongside works by Telemann and Handel in a relaxed setting with an Espresso Martini, Coffee or a beer or glass of wine. 

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. 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. 


Dales Brewery, 5/6, Gwydir St, Cambridge
Saturday 30th May 2020
20.00 - 21.30
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