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Bach’s Easter Oratorio – Bach Academie Australia
April 8 with 72 hour access
This is an all-Bach program featuring two of his best and most beautiful cantatas written for Easter from Bach Akademie Australia. Of Bach’s five cycles of Cantatas written whist serving as Kantor for the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, BWV 42 and BWV 6, although completely contrasting in tone and mood, are some of his most heartfelt and joyful with their messages of hope and comfort for all.
These are followed by one of Bach’s best loved and most jubilant works, the Easter Oratorio. In this work, Bach utilises a full choir and orchestra to amplify his message of pure joy and celebration. This very special work continues to uplift, inspire and comfort us all these many hundreds of years later.
This is a livestream on Friday April 8, which starts at 5.30am ET but, don’t worry, it comes with 72-hour access provided you book in advance. All box office proceeds go straight to the artists.