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Bach, the Universe and Everything: To Infinity and Beyond

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Sun 17 Mar

Bach, the Universe and Everything: To Infinity and Beyond

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Kuhnau Auf meinen lieben Gott
Morales Emendemus in melius
JS Bach Bringet dem Herrn Ehre seines Namens (Bring to the Lord the honour due His name) BWV 148
Purcell Welcome Glorious Day
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Stuart Clark 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.

To Infinity and Beyond – Sun 17 Mar

Another intergalactic season of Bach, the Universe and Everything comes to a conclusion. Bach’s glorious and virtuosic Bringet dem Herrn Ehre seines Namens BWV 148, is a call for kindness and generosity. Astronomer, writer and stargazer Stuart Clark will survey the future of our relationship with space and where it might take us.

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 17 Mar
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.

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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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