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Easter Oratorio | Oxford Bach Soloists

Saturday April 20, 2019 at 15:00
New College Chapel, Oxford
£25, £20 (Oxford Uni alumni), £10 (student), free for under 18s
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  1. Cantata No 21, 'Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis' BWV21 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  2. Easter Oratorio BWV 249 - Johann Sebastian Bach

One of Bach’s earliest Weimar cantatas Ich hatte viel Bekummernis 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.

New College Chapel
Holywell Street
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