19.12.13 7.30 pm, Hall One, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG; From £9.50
As with all Bach’s major choral works, the Christmas Oratorio is a hugely complex display of compositional genius. On a spiritual level, however, Bach’s message is far more vivid. From the ecstatic timpani fanfare, announcing the coming of Christ the King, to affectionate alto solos, expressing the intimacy of the birth of Jesus, Platinum Consort are well place to bring the ‘Bach Unwrapped’ series to a memorable close.
‘The alchemical symbol for platinum is a union of silver and gold and that is the quality of the Consort’s singing, naturally bright even in solemn context, but richly toned and weighty where required.’ Choir & Organ
With director Scott Inglis-Kidger and a stellar cast of soloists, Platinum Consort will be joined by the world-renowned Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in what is promised to be a most uplifting and life-affirming performance of this great work.