National Presbyterian Church Series
Easter & Ascension Oratorios
Katelyn G. Aungst
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Easter Oratorio, BWV 249
Ascension Oratorio, BWV 11
MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
The feasts of Easter and Ascension are significant events in the Christian calendar, celebrating the day when Jesus rose from the dead and the day that he entered heaven. J.S. Bach’s magnificent oratorios demonstrate his versatility, juxtaposing the full force of the orchestra and chorus in expressions of unbridled joy with more intimate music conveying Jesus’s sacrifice for humankind.
Katelyn G. Aungst, soprano
Sarah Davis Issaelkhoury, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Hill, tenor
Richard Giarusso, baritone
Running Time: approximately 90 minutes including intermission
The Honorable & Mrs. John D. Rockefeller IV, underwriters
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