Bach’s sublime Cantatas will mingle with inspiring talks from some of the UK’s leading physicists in a new Sunday morning series from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and The Institute of Physics at Kings Place. A deliberate departure from the typical concert format, each performance in the series will combine a mind-expanding lecture with the immersive atmosphere of a congregation. Audiences will have the opportunity to learn from experts such as the pioneering astronomer Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell before joining in with Bach chorales and bonding with fellow music lovers over coffee and cake.
The first event in the series will blend a performance of Bach’s exploration of birth and hope, Ich glaube, lieber Herr, with a discussion on the birth of galaxies from Professor Carlos Frenk. A winner of the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2014, Frenk has played a key role in the development of Cold Matter Theory, the current model for the formation and evolution of cosmic structure.