BACH CHRISTMAS

DEC 3 + 5

Overview

Delight in holiday music by Bach and Gabrieli, brilliantly performed—as it was meant to be heard—and led by Raphaël Pichon, acclaimed director of the Paris-based ensemble Pygmalion, in his H+H debut. You’ll sense the awe and wonder of the Christmas story as it unfolds with the exultant “Magnificat,” Mary’s rapturous response to hearing that she will bear the Messiah. Gabrieli’s motet “Hodie” transports you to the realm of the angels proclaiming “Gloria in excelsis Deo.” And Bach’s cantata invites you to rejoice in the season!

Location

St. Cecilia Parish, Boston and First Church in Cambridge

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Dates

Friday, December 3, 2021 at 7:30PM at St. Cecilia Parish, Boston
Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 4:00PM at First Church in Cambridge (note time)

Music

J.S. Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243
G. Gabrieli: “Hodie Christus natus est” (“Christ is Born Today”)
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 110, Unser Mund sei voll Lachens (“May our Mouth be Full of Laughter”)

Performed by

Raphaël Pichon, conductor
Soloists, TBD
H+H Orchestra and Chorus

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


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