Thursday August 5, 2021 | 3:00PM
The recording sessions conclude with two solo Bach performances by EMV’s summer artist-in-residence, Jonathon Adams, a Two-Spirit, nêhiyaw michif (Cree-Métis) baritone and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra led from the organ and harpsichord by Alexander Weimann. BWV 82 “Ich habe genug” (It is enough) and BWV 56 – “Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen” (I will carry the burden) are particularly relevant to current times. The cantatas, which work as companion pieces, represent a solo journey, or transition, from this world to the next. In BWV 82, the tension between the physical body and the caged spirit within will be explored whereas the deliberate reframing of colonial Christian narratives towards Indigenous land rights and reclamation of spirit will be the focal point in Cantata BWV 56. A co-production with Sound the Alarm: Music/Theatre.