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Jesus College Choir celebrates Bach anniversary with concerts

Jesus College Choir celebrated the 330th birthday of the composer Bach with two concerts full of his finest works.

The concerts featured some of Bach's motets, his miniature masterpieces, along with works by John Tavener and Alexander L'Estrange. They took place in Jesus College Chapel on Thursday 19th March, and in St Nicholas Church in Great Munden, Hertfordshire on Saturday 21st March. The Choir was conducted by Benjamin Morris (2011) and Bertie Baigent. Pippa Macmillan and Vladimir Waltham featured playing the violone and cello.

Bertie Baigent (2013), Organ Scholar said: "We are delighted to be marking Bach's birthday with these concerts. His motets are notoriously difficult to perform well, but we have embraced the challenge".

The critically acclaimed Jesus College Choir has gone from strength to strength in the last few months. Following a successful international tour at the end of 2014, their latest album Out of Darkness topped the UK's specialist classical charts in February.