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Is oratorio the 'poor cousin' of opera? In this edition of The Choir, conductor, Paul McCreesh welcomes tenor John Mark Ainsley and writer Peggy Reynolds to the studio for a celebration of the oratorio form; exploring how it can be every bit as glamorous, intense and rewarding as opera.

Featuring highlights from more than four centuries of oratorio, including works by Carissimi, Handel, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Berlioz and Britten.

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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Sun 30 Jun 2013 17:00