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Kingston Orpheus Choir – J.S. Bach Christmas Oratorio
2 December 2017@7:00 pm - 10:00 pm£14
2 December 2017 at 7pm, St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
Johann Sebastian Bach
J.S. Bach (1685-1750) was born in Eisenach, the capital of the Duchy of Saxe-Eisenach, at the centre of today’s Germany. The son of the director of the town’s musicians, he was orphaned by age 10 and went to live with his eldest brother who was an organist. Awarded a choral scholarship at 14, Bach studied at the prestigious St Michael’s School in Lüneburg.
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio was first performed in its entirety during the Christmas season of 1734-35 in Leipzig. It is not in fact a large single work, but instead consists of six individual cantatas, each intended to be performed on a different feast day over the Christmas period.
We will be singing the Oratorio in German with full translations provided for the audience.
Please note the start time for this concert will be 7.00pm.
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