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Sun 21 Oct 2018

Kings Place Hall One

Bach, the Universe & Everything

Bach, the Universe & Everything
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J.S. Bach Was soll ich aus dir machen (‘How shall I give thee up, Ephraim?’) BWV89

Rowan Pierce soprano
Ciara Hendrick alto
James Newby bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Dallas Campbell speaker

How to Leave the Planet 

Our pioneering series of Sunday morning music and science returns.

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Sat 20 Oct 2018

Arts Centre, Jerudong International School

Toyota Classics

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Steven Devine director/ harpsichord
Charlotte Beament soprano
Daniel Edgar violin
Kinga Ujszászi violin

Our extensive tour of South East Asia starts in Brunei.

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Thu 25 Oct 2018

Thailand Cultural Center

Toyota Classics

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Steven Devine director/ harpsichord
Charlotte Beament soprano
Daniel Edgar violin
Kinga Ujszászi violin

Our extensive tour of South East Asia continues in Bangkok.

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Tue 30 Oct 2018

Lao National Cultural Hall

Toyota Classics

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Steven Devine director/ harpsichord
Charlotte Beament soprano
Daniel Edgar violin
Kinga Ujszászi violin

Our extensive tour of South East Asia continues in Laos.

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Sat 3 Nov 2018

Chaktomuk Theater

Toyota Classics

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Steven Devine director/ harpsichord
Charlotte Beament soprano
Daniel Edgar violin
Kinga Ujszászi violin

Our extensive tour of South East Asia continues in Cambodia.

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Wed 7 Nov 2018

The Theatre At Solaire

Toyota Classics

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Steven Devine director/ harpsichord
Charlotte Beament soprano
Daniel Edgar violin
Kinga Ujszászi violin
Lea Salonga guest performance

Our extensive tour of South East Asia continues in Manila.

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Tue 13 Nov 2018

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas

Toyota Classics

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Steven Devine director/ harpsichord
Charlotte Beament soprano
Daniel Edgar violin
Kinga Ujszászi violin

Our extensive tour of South East Asia continues in Kuala Lumpur.

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Sat 17 Nov 2018

The Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City

Toyota Classics

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Steven Devine director/ harpsichord
Charlotte Beament soprano
Daniel Edgar violin
Kinga Ujszászi violin

Our extensive tour of South East Asia ends in Vietnam.

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Sun 25 Nov 2018

Kings Place Hall One

Bach, the Universe & Everything

Bach, the Universe and Everything
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J.S. Bach Herr, wie du willst – ‘Lord, deal with me as Thou wilt’ BWV73

Charlotte Beament soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
James Newby bass
Professor Suzanne Aigrain speaker

Worlds Beyond

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.

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Sat 1 Dec 2018

Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

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Bach Christmas Oratorio Parts 1, 2, 3 & 6

Katherine Watson soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Ed Lyon tenor
Dominic Sedgwick bass
Graham Ross conductor
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

From the unbounded joy of the opening chorus, Jauchzet, Frohlocket (Celebrate, Rejoice) to the concluding movements marking the adoration of the Magi, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio is a festive treat.

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Sun 16 Dec 2018

Kings Place Hall One

Bach, the Universe & Everything

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J.S. Bach Sehet, welch eine Liebe - ‘Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us’ BWV64

Rowan Pierce soprano
Helen Charlston alto
Dingle Yandell bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Maggie Aderin-Pocock speaker

Engineering for Space

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.

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Tue 18 Dec 2018

St George's, Bristol

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

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Bach Christmas Oratorio Parts 1,2,3 & 6

Anna Dennis soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Laurence Williams bass
Steven Devine director/keyboard

From the unbounded joy of the opening chorus, Jauchzet, Frohlocket (Celebrate, Rejoice) to the concluding movements marking the adoration of the Magi, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio is a festive treat.

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Sat 22 Dec 2018

St John's Smith Square

Christmas Oratorio

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Bach Christmas Oratorio, Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6

Katherine Watson soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Matthew Brook bass
Stephen Layton conductor
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage – Celebrate, rejoice, rise up and praise these days!

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Tue 22 Jan 2019

St. John's Co-Cathedral, Malta

Bach’s St Matthew Passion

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Bach  St Matthew Passion 

Julia Doyle soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Ciara Hendrick mezzo-soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
Tom Robson tenor
James Newby baritone
Dingle Yandell bass
John Butt director
Choir of the Age of the Enlightenment

We perform Bach’s St Matthew Passion as part of Valetta International Baroque Festival in the magnificent surroundings of St Johns Co-Cathedral. 

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Sun 27 Jan 2019

Kings Place Hall One

Bach, the Universe & Everything

Bach, the Universe & Everything
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Bach Jesu, nun sei gepreiset – ‘Jesus, now be praised’ BWV41

Charlotte Beament soprano
Helen Charlston alto
Nick Pritchard tenor
Dingle Yandell bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Professor Alan Fitzsimmons

The Mystery of ‘Oumuamua

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.

 

The music

To celebrate the start of 2019, we perform the cantata Bach wrote for New Year’s Day, 1725. It opens the year in triumphant fashion, with brilliant trumpets and a powerful message of hope conquering evil.

The science

In 2017, scientists discovered ‘Oumuamua, the first known interstellar object to pass through our solar system. What is it? Where did it come from? Professor Alan Fitzsimmons of the Astrophysics Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, the led the first team to try and find the answers.

 

Our very own Sunday service is a place to bond with music lovers and revel in the wonders of science. There is no better way to start a Sunday morning.

In partnership with the Institute of Physics.

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Sun 24 Feb 2019

Kings Place Hall One

Bach, the Universe & Everything

Bach, the Universe & Everything
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Bach Wie schön leuctet der Morgenstern ‘How Beautifully Gleams the Morning Star’ BWV1

Rowan Pierce soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
Dingle Yandell bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Dr Emma Chapman

Cosmic Dawn

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.

The music

Bach wrote this cantata when he was very busy – he produced six in one month while he was writing St John Passion. This one is more flamboyant than many, with the violins getting the chance to shine.

The science

How did the universe emerge from its dark ages after the Big Bang? Dr Emma Chapman tells us about her work researching early stars.

Our very own Sunday service is a place to bond with music lovers and revel in the wonders of science. There is no better way to start a Sunday morning.

In partnership with the Institute of Physics.

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Sun 17 Mar 2019

Kings Place Hall One

Bach, the Universe & Everything

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Bach Cantata: Es reisset euch ein schrecklich Ende ‘A Terrible End Shall Sweep You Away‘. BWV90

Ciara Hendrick alto
James Way tenor
Jonathan Brown bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Lewis Dartnell speaker

Hunting for Aliens

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.

The music

With its uncompromising title, this theatrical cantata opens with an anguished tenor aria and remains one of the most furious and intense of the collection.

The science

Is there life on other worlds? Science is getting closer to finding an answer. Lewis Dartnell closes our season with a look at the latest research in astrobiolology – the search for extraterrestrial life.

Our very own Sunday service is a place to bond with music lovers and revel in the wonders of science. There is no better way to start a Sunday morning.

In partnership with the Institute of Physics.

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Tue 2 Apr 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

Bach’s St John Passion

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Bach St John Passion

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Peter Sellars director
Camilla Tilling soprano
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano
Mark Padmore tenor
Andrew Staples tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Christian Gerhaher baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

A thrilling staging of the Easter story.

Sir Simon Rattle has assembled an extraordinary team for this definitive staging of one of Bach’s great masterpieces, the St John Passion.

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Sat 6 Apr 2019

Elbphilharmonie

Bach’s St John Passion

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Bach  St John Passion 

Sir Simon Rattle has assembled an extraordinary team for this definitive staging of one of Bach’s great masterpieces, the St John Passion.

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Sun 7 Apr 2019

Elbphilharmonie

Bach’s St John Passion

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Bach  St John Passion 

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Peter Sellars director
Camilla Tilling soprano
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano
Mark Padmore tenor
Andrew Staples tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Christian Gerhaher baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Sir Simon Rattle has assembled an extraordinary team for this definitive staging of one of Bach’s great masterpieces, the St John Passion.

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