Bach Christmas Oratorio presented by City Choir Dunedin16/12/2016 7:30 pm School age child free, Student with ID $15, Adult $30-$50 Dunedin Town Hall
JS Bach’s Christmas Oratorio is a cycle of cantatas unified by the Christmas story and was first performed over six days (the first three days of Christmas, New Year’s Day, Sunday after New Year and the Feast of the Epiphany) in 1734/5. Like the St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion, an Evangelist narrates this work. From the splendid opening chorus of the first cantata, to the final chorale and trumpet fanfare the music takes the listener through a range of emotions from praise, joy and adoration to rage, fear and, finally, glory.
Tickets: Regent box office or Forsyth Barr Stadium Gate J or phone 0800 111 999 or online http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/city-choir-dunedin-christmas-oratorio-dunedin-new-zealand-16-12-2016/event/240050C3B83B142D