J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Saturday 5 January 2019, 7 pm
Durham Cathedral

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)
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. 

Tickets are also available from choir members or from Durham Music Shop, High Street, Langley Moor. To reserve tickets on the door, please email info@durham-singers.org or telephone 0779 0148062. 

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