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Celebrate, Rejoice, Rise Up: JS Bach’s Glorious Christmas Oratorio Sandy Burnett Monday 09 December 2019

An illustrated talk starting with an overview of Bach’s life and many achievements: we explore how he marshals the powers of music to bring the Christmas story alive. This magnificent masterpiece, written in 1730s Liepzieg, still lifts and enhances the human spirit today.