Christmas Oratorio

Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir

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  • Conductor
  • Melody Louledjian Soprano
  • Marie-George Monet Mezzo-soprano
  • Zachary Wilder Tenor
  • Jasper Schweppe Bass

Johann Sebastian Bach

Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
(Cantatas I, II, III and VI)

The new Principal Conductor of the Gulbenkian Choir, Martina Batič, conducts one of the great choral masterpieces of the Baroque period and one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s most monumental creations. Obligatory listening during this festive season, the Christmas Oratorio was written in 1734 and 1735. The German composer adapted and partly worked on pre-existing choruses and arias, giving them a new and noble religious and spiritual dimension. One of the most beautiful and deeply inspirational moments of the whole season.

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