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Christmas Oratorio

December 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

- £18 – £50

In 1734 Bach broke with tradition, and instead of writing one new cantata for Christmas he composed six  in the process creating a magnificent cycle that was to be performed across six separate services between Christmas and Epiphany. This is storytelling on a grand scalerecounting the Christmas narrative in real time, with each new chapter moulded to fit the sequence of the Christmas story.  

From lilting flutes to glittering brass, the Christmas Oratorio contains some of Bach’s most vibrant orchestration, with a lightness that sets the work apart from his passions. And, in a story which might lack the urgency of an operatic plot, Bach guides his listeners on, deftly balancing storytelling with space for thought and contemplationWhat better way to usher in the festive celebrations. 

Programme

J.S. Bach 

Christmas Oratorio (Parts 1, 2, 5 & 6), BWV 248 

Details

Date:
December 18
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
£18 – £50
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Venue

Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore St
London, W1H 0BP United Kingdom
Phone:
+44 2079352141

Organiser

Dunedin Consort
Phone:
0131 516 3718

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Booking Telephone
020 7935 2141

Details

Date:
December 18
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
£18 – £50
Event Category:
Event Tags:
,
Website:
BOOK ONLINE »

Venue

Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore St
London, W1H 0BP United Kingdom
Phone:
+44 2079352141

Organiser

Dunedin Consort
Phone:
0131 516 3718

Other

Booking Telephone
020 7935 2141