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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – What is Light?

Bach, the Universe and Everything
Music / Sunday, 26 November 2017 - 11:30am / Hall One
£16.50 | Savers £9.50*

JS Bach Cantata BWV 70 Wachet! betet! (Watch! Pray!) 

Steven Devine director, harpsichord

Rowan Pierce soprano

Ciara Hendrick alto

Tom Robson tenor

James Newby baritone


with Professor Sir John Pendry FRS, The Blackett Lab, Imperial College London

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

Today’s dramatic cantata has a dark sense of foreboding, with powerful trumpets creating the sound of the Last Judgement. Their guest, on the other hand, brings light to proceedings. Sir John Pendry is one of the world’s leading experts on the physics of light, famous for creating a design for an invisibility cloak. In his talk, he’ll be answering the question, ‘what is light?’


Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s
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.

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Photos (from top left): Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Steve Devine © John Buckman at Magnatune; Rowan Pierce © Jen Hart; Ciara Hendrick © C Raphaelle; Tom Robson ©  S Charlesworth; James Newby © Ben McKee


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