Pipe Organ Recital: O death, where is thy sting?Organised by: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Performed by: Isaac Lee
Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, a chief tenet of the Christian faith.
But this day of great rejoicing is preceded by 40 solemn days of fasting, prayer and penance known as Lent. These acts of repentance and mortification of the flesh—as practiced by the believer—puts in greater relief the sacrifices of Christ.
How does all of this translate into music? How does organ music elucidate these Christian doctrines, edify the listener and enrich the experiences of this season? From Bach's poignant passion chorale O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß to the victorious climax of Franck's Pièce Héroïque, join Isaac Lee for a retelling of the Easter story through organ music.