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Be Comforted Now: Bach Cantatas

Red Dot Baroque featuring Joyce Lee Tung and John Lee (Singapore)

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  • Victoria Concert Hall

    16 May Sun, 5pm

  • $15

    • 1h, no intermission

    • No admission for infants-in-arms
      Admission for audience age 6 years and above

    • Performed in German

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Be Comforted Now: Bach Cantatas

Red Dot Baroque featuring Joyce Lee Tung and John Lee (Singapore)

Bach once declared that the aim of music was the refreshment of the soul. In times of distress, we seek comfort in music as a means of connecting with something larger than ourselves. In this special programme, join Singapore’s only baroque ensemble as they bring a selection of Bach’s solo cantatas that explore the struggles and trials of carrying our burdens alone, and the solace that the soul finds in sharing those afflictions with each other. This concert features soprano Joyce Lee Tung and bass-baritone John Lee.  


J.S.Bach:    Ich Habe Genug, BWV 82 

 Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, BWV 56 

Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV 58 

About the Artists

Inspired by the richness of Baroque music and close friendships, Red Dot Baroque (RDB) was formed by a group of Singaporean musicians dedicated to bringing out the essence and spirit of the Baroque on period instruments. Led by Alan Choo, rotating concertmaster of the Grammy Award-winning Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra, RDB has presented seven critically-acclaimed programmes in Singapore since 2018, and collaborated with guest soloists from The Netherlands for their first international tour to Malaysia in July 2019.

The COVID-19 pandemic led to the postponement of RDB’s USA concert tour in June 2020, which would have featured appearances at the Kennedy Center, the Indianapolis Early Music Festival, Apollo’s Fire and more. Nevertheless, the group stayed busy in Singapore with the production of four high-quality music videos, the commission of “A Barojak Suite” from composer Phang Kok Jun, vodcasts with the Singapore International Festival of Arts, Reflections Arts Festival and MapleTree Arts in the City, and appearances on Channel NewsAsia, zbNOW and vOilah! 2020.

Upcoming projects include a cross-genre collaboration with poet Dr. Sara Florian on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, a staging of Handel’s Alcina with The Opera People and a collaboration with the internationally renowned Les Arts Florissants.

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