The Christ

  • dramatic oratorio for choir, soloists, narrator and ensemble

  • Duration 90'


from the Bible

commissioned by Paul J Joachim in memory of Nina Mary Elisabeth Joachim OBE and Bernice Gertrude Phipps Jones Joachim

This work tells the story of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is scored for choir (SATB), three soloists (STB; soprano and bass soloists may come from the within the choir, but the tenor soloist - the "role" of Christ - must be independent), string quartet or string ensemble, trumpet, organ and percussion (2 players). There are sections for optional children's choir (2- and 3-part), which could be taken by a semi-chorus of sopranos. There is a spoken narrator's part.