J. S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio (Cantatas 1 - 6)

Author: Accentus Music

St. Thomas Boys Choir and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig with Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (Cantatas 1 - 6) under the direction of the new Thomaskantor.

  • Thomaskantor Andreas Reize, Thomanerchor | Copyright: ©

    Thomaskantor Andreas Reize, Thomanerchor ©

If there is one work that sheds light on all facets of festive music-making during the Christmas season, it is Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. This music transcends the ages and radiates throughout the world – starting in Leipzig, where the six-part cantata cycle was first heard in the two main churches of St. Nikolai and St. Thomas on the festive days between 25 December 1734 and 6 January 1735.
This year, the new Thomaskantor in Leipzig and 18th successor to Johann Sebastian Bach, Andreas Reize, will conduct the complete Christmas Oratorio.

Andreas Reize, Conductor
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
St. Thomas Boys Choir
Christina Landshamer, Soprano
Elvira Bill, Alto
Benedikt Kristjánsson,Tenor
Konstantin Krimmel, Bass

Friday, 9 December 2022
Possible combinations and lengths:
Cantatas I-VI: approx. 150′ (complete programme)
Cantatas I-III + VI: approx. 97′
Cantatas I-III: approx. 74′

A production of Accentus Music



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