Bach, the Universe and Everything
Bach Ach, ich sehe, itzt, da ich zur Hochzeit gehe (Ah, I see, now as I go to the marriage) BWV 162
Bach Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (Heart and mouth and deed and life) BWV 147
Professor Tara Shears Professor of Physics, University of Liverpool
Dallas Campbell Broadcaster (Horizon, Stargazing Live)
Emma Walshe soprano
Bethany Horak-Hallett mezzo-soprano
Guy Cutting tenor
Dominic Sedgwick bass
Beethoven tells you what it’s like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it’s like to be human. Bach tells you what it’s like to be the universe.” Douglas Adams
Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the beauty of Bach’s music with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s new concert series for curious minds.
Fresh from a successful run in London, Bach, the Universe and Everything mixes some of Bach’s greatest music with ground-breaking talks from the world of physics and astronomy.
This first event in Bristol is a bumper double-header, with two talks looking up into the night sky to explore distant worlds and how one day we might reach them. The concert’s music is built around two of Bach’s finest cantatas, the sacred vocal music he wrote almost every month for the churches where he worked.
With inspiration readings and additional music from Bach’s contemporaries, it’s a place where you can bond with music lovers and unravel the mysteries of our universe.
In partnership with the Institute of Physics.