Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

December 23, 2020, 10:00 pm

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Baroque&Before’s special extended Christmas edition presents Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, written for the Christmas season of 1734-1735. La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Le Concert des Nations, and soloists, under the direction of Jordi Savall, present a new recording of the Christmas Oratorio, recorded live in concert December 18 and 29, 2019 in Barcelona’s Palau de la Música.

Tonight’s program will be available for two weeks following the broadcast. Enjoy tonight’s program through January 5 by visiting wfmt.com/listen.

Playlist

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248

PERFORMERS
Katja Stuber, Elionor Martínez, Jeanne Lefort, soprano
Raffaele Pe contretenor
Martin Platz tenor
Thomas Stimmel, Marco Scavazza, bass
La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Le Concert des Nations
Jordi Savall, conductor

RECORDING
J.S. Bach: Weichnachts-Oratorium
Alia Vox AVSA 9940