Winchester Palm Sunday Sacred Concert

Winchester – Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri

Event Details

  • Location: Winchester Cathedral
  • Address: The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS
  • Start date: 24th March 2024
  • End date: 24th March 2024
  • Times: 3pm
  • Entry fee: £15

Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri – Palm Sunday Sacred Concert

A special Palm Sunday Concert in the majestic setting of Winchester Cathedral.

The Passion according to Dietrich Buxtehude. Composed in 1680, Membra Jesu Nostri is a cycle of seven cantatas or sung devotions meditating on the limbs of the crucified Christ. This work, scored for strings, continuo, viol consort and voices, occupies a unique place in German Baroque music, marrying intense religious fervor with highly personal expression and beauty. Based on a mystical medieval hymn, the text guides the imaginary observer through Christ’s sufferings gradually raising their gaze upwards, from his feet (Ad Pedes) to his face (Ad Faciem).

For this performance, Winchester Cathedral Chamber Choir are joined by musicians, including internationally renowned viol consort Fretwork, conducted by Joshua Stephens.