Saturday 31 March, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree - £25
Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret (Heaven laughs! Earth exults), BWV 31
Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen (Weeping, lamenting, worrying, fearing), BWV 12
Der Friede sei mit dir (Peace be with you), BWV 158
Oster-Oratorium (Easter Oratorio), BWV 249
Bach’s festive scoring of his dramatic 1725 Easter Oratorio for orchestra and chorus tells the Easter story through four characters: Simon Peter, John the Apostle, Mary Magdalene and Mary Jacobe.
The Easter Oratorio provides the triumphant close to this concert which opens with Bach’s earliest cantatas for Easter Day, including some of the music he was to reuse in his immortal B Minor Mass.