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Performing Bach
posted by Cultural Management Office for HKU and Public
Event Type: Performance Arts (music, dance, drama etc.)
Event Nature: Culture and Arts

Event Details



Prof. John Butt, Gardiner Professor of Music, University of Glasgow

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Prof. Daniel Chua, Chairperson, Department of Music, HKU

Prof. John Butt is a world leading conductor, organist, harpsichordist, and scholar. A two-time Gramophone Award winner, he has a discography of many significant recordings and has published extensively on Bach, Baroque music, the historical performance revival, and issues of modernity. He holds the Gardiner Chair of Music at the University of Glasgow and is music director of the Dunedin Consort. In 2015, he was appointed as a Principal Artist with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Hosted by HKU’s own Professor of Music Daniel Chua and with live music demonstrations, Prof. Butt will share his in-depth historical insight, unveiling the Lutheran liturgical practice in the early 18th century. This lecture will provide music lovers with a deeper understanding of Bach’s music in the context of the liturgy, in preparation for experiencing Prof. Butt’s reconstructed St John Passion on 23 April in the same venue.

Date/Time21/04/2017 19:00-20:30
VenueGrand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, HKU

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 14/03/2017 10:00(HKT) to 21/04/2017 15:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 1200. Registrants will be placed on a waiting list if the registration quota is reached.

* Registration is now closed.

More registration instructions
FREE ADMISSION. An individual registration is required for each attendee.
Upon successful registration you will receive a detailed confirmation email.

For ages 6+ | Approximately 1.5 hours without intermission
The presenter reserves the right to change the programme

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