BACH CHRISTMAS

NEC’S JORDAN HALL

Unwrap this Baroque bounty of music, perfect for the Christmas season…including the glories of Bach’s Cantata No. 147 with its chorale, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” the rhapsodic harmonies of Biber’s Annunciation, and J.L. Bach’s sublime meditation on Jesus in a manger.

“It was just one Christmas present after another.”

– The Boston Globe

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 7:30PM
Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 at 3:00PM

Scott Allen Jarrett, conductor
Aisslinn Nosky, violin
Margot Rood, soprano
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano
Doug Dodson, countertenor
Emily Marvosh, contralto
Jonas Budris , tenor
Brian Giebler, tenor
David McFerrin, baritone
Peter Walker, bass

J.S. Bach: Cantata 36, Schwingt freudig euch empor (“Soar Joyfully Upwards”)
J.S. Bach: Cantata 147, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (“Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life”), featuring Jesu, Joy
of Man’s Desiring
J.L. Bach: Uns ist ein Kind geboren (“Unto Us a Child is Born”)
Biber: “Mystery” Sonata No. 1, The Annunciation
Martin Roth: “Populi omnes jubilate” from Florilegii Portensis II

Vocal Arts Program Concert Choir
J.S. Bach: “Mein Freund ist mein” from Cantata 140

J.S. Bach: “Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben” from Cantata 147
Harry Christophers, conductor
The Sixteen

Biber: Praeludium from Rosary (“Mystery”) Sonata No. 1, “The Annunciation”
Andrew Manze, violin & Richard Egarr, organ and harpsichord

J.S. Bach: “Die Liebe zieht mit sanften Schritten” from Cantata 36
Laurence Cummings, conductor
Jonas Budris, tenor
Handel and Haydn Society

J.S. Bach: “Willkommen, werter Schatz!” From Cantata 36
Laurence Cummings, conductor
Jacob Cooper, baritone
Handel and Haydn Society