Robert Hollingworth director
Matthew Robins puppetry
M Praetorius Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott!
Es ist ein’ Ros entsprungen
Aichinger Noe, Noe
JS Bach Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227
Hassler In dulci jubilo
Traditional Danish arr. H Metz Maria gennem torne gar
Kirkpatrick arr. Chambers/Holten Derude i stalden
David Lang the little match girl passion
In this unique concert, Gramophone Award-winning vocal ensemble I Fagiolini bring together one of JS Bach’s greatest motets with David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s heartbreaking story, Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning piece takes its inspiration from Bach’s St Matthew Passion, and is here animated with exquisite shadow puppetry by Matthew Robins. Threading the works together are delicate and evocative carols from Germany and Denmark, creating a poignant yuletide concert.
Produced by Opera North Projects. With support from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
“Silhouettes that have something of the deft wit of Picasso sketches” Guardian, on shadow-puppeteer Matthew Robins.