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Easter Festival: Easter Oratorio

Saturday 16 April 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Two of Bach’s earliest cantatas for Easter Day, Christ lag in Todesbanden and Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubiliert are performed here in their revived Leipzig versions. The story takes us from darkness to blazing light, from grief to joy, echoed in the dramatic Easter Oratorio. Told by four characters Mary Magdalene, Mary Jacobe, Simon Peter, and John the Apostle, it canters to the end in triumphant victory.

BWV 4 Christ lag in Todesbanden (Christ lay in the Bonds of Death)
BWV 31 Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret (Heaven laughs! Earth exults)
BWV 249 Oster-Oratorium (Easter Oratorio)

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Saturday 16 April 2022
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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New College Chapel
Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3BN
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