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 SmithThe Virgin Mary - Hannah PoulsomJoseph - Edward JowleKing Herod - Geoff WilliamsThe Father of the Family - Ossian HuckstonCenturion - Jack RobertsPolydorus - Joey Edwards
With Scherzo Orchestra, led by Sarah Daramy-Williams
Movement Director- Imogen Smalley
Conducted by Matthew O'Keeffe
For tickets, go to Scherzoensemble.com