Easter Oratorio previewed on Radio 3

Helen-Jane Howells

Helen-Jane Howells

This Saturday's performance of Bach's Easter Oratorio was previewed on BBC Radio 3's In Tune yesterday.

The show's host Sean Rafferty interviewed the soprano Helen-Jane Howells, who will be singing in the concert. He also spoke to the harpsichordist Julian Perkins, who is an ex-King's choral scholar, and to counter-tenor Will Towers.

They spoke about the 'sense of occasion' that comes with performing in the Chapel and the discipline needed to be a member of the Choir at King's. They also discussed the English choral tradition and how singers can interpret Baroque music.

Helen-Jane Howells performed part of Charpentier's Te Deum, which she will be singing on Saturday.

You can listen to the programme again in the next six days on the BBC iPlayer. The piece about the King's concert starts at 1:47:15.

Easter at King's gives the details for Saturday's concert and the other events over Easter and Holy Week.

28 March 2013