BACH CHRISTMAS

DEC 17 + 20

Overview

What a perfect holiday gift: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio! H+H gives you this beautiful present, vividly realized by our period instrument orchestra, led by Maestra Laurence Equilbey, star conductor of Paris’s Insula orchestra and Accentus choir. Trumpets, timpani, and shining strings illuminate the wondrous Nativity story, as glorious solos and exultant chorales—even a tender cradle song—invite you to rejoice on an occasion guaranteed to light up a dark, wintery day.

Location

St. Cecilia Parish (18 Belvidere St, Boston)

This performance was originally scheduled for NEC’s Jordan Hall, which canceled all performances for 2020-21. If you have already purchased tickets to Bach Christmas, we will automatically reseat you from Jordan Hall into St. Cecilia Parish. We are temporarily pausing sales of tickets for this concert.

Dates

Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 7:30PM
Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 3:00PM

Music

J.S. Bach: Cantatas I, II, and III from Christmas Oratorio

Performed by

Laurence Equilbey, conductor
Soloists TBD
H+H Orchestra and Chorus

Concert Length

1 hour, 45 minutes

Handel and Haydn Society’s ‘A Baroque Christmas’ notched some pretty high rankings in the celestial ether.

– The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Handel and Haydn Society’s ‘A Baroque Christmas’ notched some pretty high rankings in the celestial ether.

– The Boston Musical Intelligencer


LISTEN

JS Bach: Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage from Christmas Oratorio, Cantata I
Handel and Haydn Society
John Finney, conductor

JS Bach: Großer Herr und starker König from Christmas Oratorio, Cantata I
Handel and Haydn Society
John Finney, conductor
Bradford Gleim, baritone

JS Bach: Schlafe, mein Liebster, genieße der Ruh from Christmas Oratorio, Cantata II
Handel and Haydn Society
John Finney, conductor
Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano

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