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Scherzo Ensemble - The Childhood of Christ

King's College Chapel Strand Campus
16/12/2017 (19:30-21:30)
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Scherzo Ensemble invites you to experience Berlioz's masterful Christmas Oratorio, The Childhood of Christ.
The work tells the story of King Herod's persecution of the infants, the Holy Family's flight into Egypt and their being granted refuge in the home of an Egyptian family.

Berlioz's inclusion of this traditional tale of familial sanctuary in Egypt is particularly resonant today, when Christianity is currently the world's most persecuted faith, particularly in the Middle-East.


16th December, King’s Chapel, 7:30pm

The piece will be sung in French with English subtitles.


The Narrator - Ben Smith
The Virgin Mary - Hannah Poulsom
Joseph - Edward Jowle
King Herod - Geoff Williams
The Father of the Family - Ossian Huckston
Centurion - Jack Roberts
Polydorus - Joey Edwards


With Scherzo Orchestra, led by Sarah Daramy-Williams

Movement Director- Imogen Smalley

Conducted by Matthew O'Keeffe


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