Thursday 9 April 2020   |   7:30pm

Classical Season 2019/20 | RNS at Home

Christ on the Mount of Olives


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Harry Bicket conductor
Eleanor Dennis soprano
Barry Banks tenor
David Soar bass
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia

Bach Ricercar a 6 from The Musical Offering
Mendelssohn Psalm 42 ‘Wie der Hirsch schreit’ (As Pants the Hart)
Beethoven Christ on the Mount of Olives

Cast out, and facing a terrible fate, a broken man prays for the strength to endure his destiny. The solitary figure is Christ, but you don’t need to be a believer to see why Beethoven identified with Christ’s vigil on the Mount of Olives, or to respond to the heartfelt emotion – and very human drama – with which he set it to music. A tale of soldiers and angels, God and man, early music specialist Harry Bicket and three outstanding British soloists bring their all to this special pre-Easter performance: visions of timeless spiritual beauty by Bach and Mendelssohn prepare the way.


Useful Information

Part of our RNS at Home series.

Concessions available:

  • Gateshead Residents
  • Bar 5 for 18-30s
  • 17 and Under and Unemployed
  • Groups

Buses available from Alnwick and Hexham

View our season brochure 2019/20


Thursday 9 April