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Easter Oratorio

Saturday 20 April, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free – £25
Aileen Thomson

*** MAIN CHAPEL SOLD OUT *** Walkups available on the door for £20. First-come-first-served.

JS Bach
Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis (I had much grief), BWV 21

Oster-Oratorium (Easter Oratorio), BWV 249

Soprano: Aileen Thomson
Mezzo-soprano: Esther Brazil
Tenor: Ruairi Bowen
Baritone: Humphrey Thompson

One of Bach’s earliest Weimar cantatas Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis is performed here in its first Leipzig version. Complete with 11 movements, the story takes us from darkness to blazing light. This journey from grief to joy is echoed in Bach’s 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.

Details

Date:
Saturday 20 April
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free – £25

Venue

New College Chapel
Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3BN
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