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Bruch Odysseus - Oxford Harmonic Choir

Bruch’s oratorio Odysseus is full of richly melodic and dramatic music. Written in 1872 and inspired by the composer’s veneration for Homer’s epic, it consists of a series of contrasting scenes taken from the Odyssey, including ‘Odysseus on Calypso’s Island’, ‘Odysseus in the Underworld’, ‘The Tempest at Sea’, ‘Penelope’s Lament’, ‘Nausicaa’, ‘The Banquet with the Phaeacians’ and ‘The Return’. The chorus is given a major part, playing many different roles in the story. ‘Of all joys, home is the loveliest in the world’ sings Odysseus in the opening scene, and love of the homeland permeates the work. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this deeply romantic piece.

Soloists
Helen Massey – Soprano
Angela Simkin – Mezzo-Soprano
Sheridan Jacklin-Edward – Tenor
Alan Fairs – Bass-Baritone
Daniel D’Souza – Baritone
Tickets available at: Tickets Oxford at the Oxford Playhouse online or via 01865 305305, Via choir members, and from 7.00pm at the venue box office.
Discounts: Wheelchair discount tickets and Group discount tickets (for groups of 10+) must be booked via Caroline Butler.
Discounts avail for students / under 18s via all outlets (proof of status req
Arena and back gallery £18, Side gallery £15, Wheelchair users arena £16
Under 18s/students pay half price any area
Oxford Town Hall, St Aldgates, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BX
Sat 30 Nov 2019
Contact telephone: 01865 305305 Call to check latest times or cancellations.



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