Christmas Oratorio

Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir / Peter Dijkstra

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Gulbenkian Choir
Gulbenkian Orchestra
Peter Dijkstra Conductor
Rachel Redmond Soprano
Anke Vondung Mezzo-Soprano
Reinoud Van Mechelen Tenor
Tobias Berndt Baritone

Johann Sebastian Bach
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
(Cantatas I, III and VI)

Under the direction of Peter Dijkstra from 2005 to 2016, the Bavarian Radio Choir re-established its reputation as an exciting vocal ensemble and made Dijkstra a much sought after conductor. An avid fan of different repertoires and extremely deft in transiting from polyphony to a cappella for 21st-century works, Dijkstra also stands out for his renditions of Bach’s greatest works. Acclaimed for his St John Passion, he has also recorded Christmas Oratorio, praised for the choir’s “crystal-clear sound” and “amazing three-dimensionality”. It is part of this monumental work that he will direct in front of the Gulbenkian Choir and Orchestra.

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