Bach's Christmas Oratorio
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio is an essential part of the festive season. Six cantatas, originally conceived to be heard separately over the 12 days of Christmas, tell the story of the nativity.
From its extraordinary opening, one of the greatest in all music, with its trumpets, drums and woodwind flourishes, to the profoundly moving, meditative accounts of the first few days of the Christ Child’s life, and hints of the suffering to come, Bach’s mastery of skilful story-telling is never in doubt.
Sofi Jeannin and the BBC Singers join us for two performances, giving a complete account of this spell-binding work.
PLEASE NOTE: Parts I, II & III will be performed on 22 December and parts IV, V, VI will be performed on 11 January.