Bach Easter Oratorio, Handel Messiah Part Two
Anticipating the ultimate salvation of the Easter season, The Bach Choir presents J.S. Bach’s Easter Oratorio and Part Two of Handel’s Messiah.
Bach’s Easter Oratorio is replete with sinfonias and rousing choruses, beautiful recitatives and powerful arias, and will make an excellent match with Part II of Messiah. As at Christmas, you’ll have the opportunity to hear works by the two arguably most important composers (and contemporaries) of the Baroque approaching the same narrative with their singular skills.
Messiah, Part Two
While the Easter Oratorio begins on Easter morning, Messiah Part II also delves into the Passion, Resurrection, Ascension, and reign in glory, beginning with the haunting chorus, “Behold the Lamb of God,” and ending with the famous “Hallelujah Chorus.”