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Pantomime Villains | Oxford Bach Soloists

  • Where:
    New College Chapel, Holywell Street, Oxford, OX1 3BN
  • When:
    1 March
    3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • How much:
    £15 (students £5, under 18s free)
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Music - Classical & Opera
Pantomime Villains | Oxford Bach Soloists
In the lead up to Lent, we discover three cantatas based on parables: Cantata 144, based on the parable of the Workers in the Vineyard, reveals an alto aria with a sustained melody of great beauty; and Cantatas 181 and 18, both based on the Parable of the Sower, projecting dramatic scenes of spasmodic birds pecking at the scattered seed, and a furious litany in which Bach rains fire and brimstone on the ‘pantomime villains, the Turks and the Papists’.

Oxford Mail