Early Opera Company
Christian Curnyn conductor/harpsichord
Fflur Wyn soprano
Stephan Loges baritone
Oliver Mercer tenor
Katy Bircher flute
Patrick Vinck Whitechapel Coffee Company
JS Bach Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor BWV 1067
Cantata BWV 211: Coffee Cantata
plus a coffee tasting session and talk with Whitechapel Coffee Company’s Patrick Vinck
Opening their Associate Artist series in full costume, Early Opera Company celebrate two of the most important arrivals in Germany during the 17th century: Johann Sebastian Bach and coffee!
In Leipzig, Zimmermann’s Coffee House was the place to get a caffeine fix and also hear the latest compositions from the soirées of the Collegium Musicum (including Bach’s Second Orchestral Suite). It was for this ensemble that Bach wrote his Coffee Cantata a “stern” warning to fathers in the caffeinated audience of the terrible dangers they would face if they let their daughters near such a stimulating drink.
Alongside the music, Whitechapel Coffee Company will showcase caffeinated inspiration of a different kind — the art behind the perfect cup of coffee, complete with coffee tastings and cake!
Supported by The Golsoncott Foundation, Early Opera Company’s Circle of Friends and an anonymous donor