J.S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata

Goldie Chapel, Nano Nagle Place, Douglas Street, Cork
Friday 12th October, 1pm
Tickets: €15, children under 12 go free with a paying adult. Limited number of €5 student tickets at the door

David Adams – harpsichord/director
Leah Redmond – soprano (Liesgen)
Berus Komarschela – tenor (Narrator)
Robert McAllister – bass-baritone (Herr Schlendrian)
RIAM Baroque Ensemble with Miriam Kaczor, baroque flute

Bach’s hilarious coffee cantata shows a different side to the composer’s serious church music. Written to be performed in Leipzig’s main coffee house, this nonsensical whirlwind of a cantata features a petulant daughter, and an exasperated father persuading her to break her addiction to coffee or risk all her marriage prospects. Award-winning young Irish singers feature in this and other works, under the direction of harpsichordist David Adams, with the Royal Irish Academy of Music Baroque Ensemble.