J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Saturday 5 January 2019, 7 pm
Durham Cathedral

(expected finish time: 9.30 pm)

Timothy Langston (tenor) – Samling Artist

From Samling Academy:
Zoe Jackson (soprano)
Martha Cook (soprano)
Elizabeth Clarence (mezzo-soprano)
Patrick Owston (bass)
Semi-chorus of sopranos from Samling Academy

With The Durham Singers Ensemble on period instruments

Musical Director: Julian Wright

On the Eve of Epiphany,  the Magi arrive in Durham Cathedral through the vivid music of J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. We perform Parts 1, 2, 4 and 6,  which recount the birth of Jesus, the visit of the shepherds and the arrival of the Three Kings.

We are joined for this performance by Samling Artist Timothy Langston (tenor soloist) and by young soloists from Samling Academy. Our professional period instrument orchestra, the Durham Singers Ensemble,  complete the picture: gentle flutes and oboes set the scene for the shepherds and create an aura of mystery around the angels and the newborn child; a pair of horns summon the faithful to give thanks; and dazzling trumpets create a mood of infectious joy.


Front nave: £20, rear nave: £15, restricted view: £10
Students and under-25s: £16  (front) / £10 (rear). Children 13 and under, free

Ticketsource telephone box office: 0333 666 3366
(Monday to Friday 9 am–7 pm and Saturday 9 am–5 pm – for holiday hours see below)
If you book tickets online and print them yourself, there is no booking fee.  If you book tickets via the telephone box office or require online tickets to be sent by post, there is a fee of £1.50 per order. 

Christmas Telephone box office hours:

Christmas Eve – 24th December 2018 – 09:00 – 17:00
Christmas Day – 25th December 2018 – Closed*
Boxing Day – 26th December 2018 – Closed*
27th December 2018 – 09:00 – 19:00
28th December 2018 – 09:00 – 19:00
29th December 2018 – 09:00 – 17:00
New Year’s Eve – 31st December 2018 – 09:00 – 17:00
New Year’s Day – 1st January 2019 – Closed*

Tickets are also available from choir members or from Durham Music Shop, High Street, Langley Moor.
(NB Durham Music Shop are closed from 24-28 December and over New Year. To check their hours, call them on 0191 378 9144)

To reserve tickets on the door, please email info@durham-singers.org or telephone 0779 0148062. 

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