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Bach, the Universe and Everything: Here Comes the Sun

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Sun 21 Jan 2024

Bach, the Universe and Everything: Here Comes the Sun

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

JS Bach BWV 3: Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid (‘Ah God, how much heartache?’)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Professor Lucie Green speaker

About Bach, the Universe and Everything

Is there life out there? It may be some time before we’re making reservations at Milliways (aka The Restaurant at the End of the Universe in The Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy ‘trilogy’), but astronomers and scientists are increasingly finding signs of life in the solar system and beyond. We set off in search of answers once again.

Guided by the work of JS Bach, composer and intergalactic genius, our mission is to explore the human desire to better understand our place in the cosmos through his 200 cantatas. Each concert is built around a Bach cantata and a talk from a guest scientific speaker, alongside choral and instrumental music by other baroque and renaissance composers.

Here Comes The Sun – Sun 21 Jan

In the first Bach, the Universe & Everything of 2024, as the days begin to grow longer we look to the sun with leading science communicator and solar expert Professor Lucie Green. The OAE perform Bach’s cantata Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV 3, a work that begins elegiacally before it turns fiery then joyous.

This performance will last approximately 1 hour, without an interval.

‘He was wrong to think he could now forget that the big, hard, oily, dirty, rainbow-hung Earth on which he lived was a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot lost in the unimaginable infinity of the Universe.’

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy 

Date:Sun 21 Jan 2024
Start time:11.30am (Doors: 11am)
Venue:Hall One
+ 10% booking fee.

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A booking fee of 10% will be applied in your basket, with a maximum charge of £5.00 per transaction. Kings Place Friends are exempt from all booking fees.

Why do booking fees apply?
Booking fees (per order, not per ticket) covers our Box Office administrative costs so that Kings Place Music Foundation, the charity set up to run the music spaces at Kings Place, can continue to support our programme, artists and learning and participation work.

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