Andrew Bukenya

Sydney Festival: Andrew Bukenya — Bach in Colour

Sydney Festival presents Andrew Bukenya performing joyous vocal music inspired by Bach.


From Mozart to Marsalis, Robert and Clara Schumann to Roberta Flack, Piazzolla, Florence Price and Poulenc to Paul McCartney: centuries after his death, Bach’s music and singular musical intellect continues to inspire and excite musicians across genres and forms.

Join Andrew Bukenya and a hand-picked vocal ensemble in a short, intimate and joyous acapella program of vocal music inspired by the Baroque master. This vocal celebration spans Bach motets and Renaissance polyphony through to sounds inspired by Ward Swingle, spirituals, soul and beyond.

As the indomitable Nina Simone said: “[Bach’s notes] always add up to climaxes, like ocean waves getting bigger and bigger.”

Bach in Colour is a joy-filled concert that will transport and uplift.



JS Bach is a true avant-gardist. Temperament – a week-long celebration and deconstruction of Bach – pays homage to the revolutionary advances his music enabled and its influence on modern composers. Featuring an exceptional group of local and international artists and ensembles including Bach Akademie Australia, Korkmaz Can Sağlam, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Andrew Bukenya, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Benjamin Skepper and Ensemble Apex.

Olivia Ansell and Benjamin Skepper


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