The music: An intimate cantata showing off the skills of the oboe and horn players, looking at the world from God’s perspective. The science: How do we get to the stars? with Dallas Campbell.
The music: A deep meditation on God’s will, with standout moments for oboe and tenor and bass singers. The science: Is there life on other worlds? Science is slowly getting closer to finding an answer.
The music: The OAE perform one of Bach’s Christmas cantatas, this one written for the Feast of John the Evangelist. The science: Maggie Aderin-Pocock, the presenter of the BBC’s legendary The Sky at Night series tells us about the challenges of engineering for space.
The music: The OAE perform the cantata Bach wrote for New Year’s Day, 1725. The science: Last year scientists, led by Professor Alan Fitzsimmons, discovered ‘Oumuamua, the first known interstellar object to pass through our solar system.
The music: A cantata written when Bach was very busy – he was expected to produce six over the course of a month at the same time that he was writing the St John Passion. The science: How did the universe emerge from its dark ages after the Big Bang? Dr Emma Chapman tells us more...
The music: This theatrical cantata opens with an anguished tenor aria and remains one of the most furious and intense of the collection. The science: Professor Lewis Dartnell closes the season with a look at the latest research in astrobiology – the search for extraterrestrial life.