JS Bach's Christmas Oratorio | Barts Choir

JS Bach's Christmas Oratorio | Barts Choir

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 19:30

In his Christmas Oratorio Bach drew on a long German tradition of sung Christmas narratives but as always surpassed them. Barts Choir will perform parts I-III.

Like his Passion settings, the Biblical narrative is interspersed with solos and choruses commenting on the action. Though written in six parts to be performed over the main feast days of the Christmas season, it forms a continuous whole, especially Parts I-III describing the birth of Jesus, the angels appearing to the shepherds, and their visit to the manger.

Handel’s Foundling Hospital Anthem, if less familiar, fits the season with its charitable theme, and the work ends with the Hallelujah chorus from Messiah.

Cantata 1 from Christmas Oratorio
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Anthem for the Foundling Hospital, 'Blessed are they that considereth the poor'
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Location

Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace
London SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom
51° 29' 37.1868" N, 0° 9' 27.2664" W
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