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il Gardellino & the Flemish Radio Choir

Bach. Christmas Oratorio

vocal
Fri 17 Dec 2021 -20.00
introduction by Ignace Bossuyt 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.00
All prices include booking fees.

Joy and jubilation in Christmas cantatas rich in imagery

There’s no better prelude to Christmas than Bach's festive Christmas Oratorio. In the run-up to Christmas 1734, fifty-year-old Bach – then at the height of his artistic power – put together a complete Christmas oratorio in just a few weeks. He managed this by drawing from his entire oeuvre and thus rescued some of his most beautiful melodies from oblivion. Two top Belgian ensembles tackle Bach's joyous Christmas story.

programme

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Christmas Oratorio, Cantatas 1, 2, 5 & 6 BWV248

performers

il Gardellino: ensemble
Flemish Radio Choir: choir
Bart Van Reyn: conductor
Viola Blache: soprano
William Shelton: countertenor
Kieran Carrel: tenor
Jonathon Adams: bass

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il Gardellino: ensemble
Flemish Radio Choir: choir
Bart Van Reyn: conductor
Viola Blache: soprano
William Shel

Fri 17 Dec 2021 -20.00
introduction by Ignace Bossuyt 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.00
All prices include booking fees.