Christmas Oratorio

Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir

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  • Conductor
  • Soprano
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Tenor
  • Baritone

Johann Sebastian Bach

Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
(Cantatas I and II)

— Intermission 20 min —

Johann Sebastian Bach

Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
(Cantatas V and VI)

Duration: 130 minutes

The return of the German conductor Florian Helgath, one of the most outstanding new virtuosos, namely in the approach to choral repertoire. With acclaimed stints with the Danish National Choir and Munich’s Via Nova Choir, the current director of the Chorwerk Ruhr returns to the Grand Auditorium to conduct four cantatas from the magnificent Christmas Oratorio, one of J. S. Bach’s most striking works. The Christmas Oratorio was composed to accompany the days of Christmas celebrations in 1734, also citing some of the most sublime sacred works that Bach had created years earlier.

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