What is an Oratorio?

Richard Wigmore
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Richard Wigmore traces the history of this sacred genre from the 17th century onwards

Oratorio singing at London’s Drury Lane: a sketch by John Nixon (c1760 1818) dating from 1814 (Bridgeman images)
Oratorio singing at London’s Drury Lane: a sketch by John Nixon (c1760 1818) dating from 1814 (Bridgeman images)

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