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Bach, the Universe and Everything - Antimatter Matters

The music: It’s Christmas time, so we perform a cantata Bach wrote for the festive period, 1723. It’s not all comfort and joy, though – this one has a serious message about Jesus conquering the devil.

The science: Bach’s music was all about symmetries. Professor Tara Shears also works in symmetries. A world expert in antimatter, she’ll explain how these elusive particles involve symmetries that are almost, but not quite perfect.

Bach, the Universe & Everything

‘Beethoven tells you what it’s like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it’s like to be human. Bach tells you what it’s like to be the universe.’ – Douglas Adams

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds.

Bach wrote more than 200 cantatas, a sublime collection exploring everything from faith and hope to time and eternity. Enjoy a different cantata every month, put into context by an inspiring speaker exploring the physics and natural philosophy of Bach’s subject matter. With a little bit of communal singing and conversation afterwards, our very own Sunday service is a place to bond with music lovers and revel in the wonders of science.

Feel invigorated, energised and inspired for the week ahead – there is no better way to start a Sunday morning.

SAVE 15% when you book 3+ Bach, the Universe and Everything concerts
SAVE 25% when you book all 6 concerts
Discounts automatically applied when 3+ or 6+ events have been added to your online basket. This offer is limited and subject to event availability. Saver Seats are excluded from the discount.

In partnership with The Institute of Physics


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Date and Time:

17 December 2017 at 11:30 am


1 hour



Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9AG

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
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Online Saver ticket is £9.50. Seat is allocated 1 hour before the performance starts.

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