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Bach - Christmas Oratorio

Bethany Seymour, Robin Blaze, Jonathan Hanley, Frederick Long, Yorkshire Bach Choir, Peter Seymour
Bach - Christmas Oratorio

Written in 1734 when Bach was at the height of his considerable powers, the Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) is rarely heard in its complete form. We perform all six cantatas written for the feast days of Christmas and New Year, presenting Bach at his most joyous. Bach’s festive choruses are contrasted with exquisitely beautiful solo instrumental and vocal music. Its music calls for the largest and most spectacular orchestral forces Bach ever required. Bound together, Bach’s musical compendium powerfully encapsulates rituals of belief, the diversity of the human spirit and an ecstatic joy in the Christmas message.

In association with York Early Music Christmas Festival and York Concerts.

Bethany Seymour - soprano
Robin Blaze - countertenor
Jonathan Hanley - tenor
Frederick Long - bass

Yorkshire Bach Choir, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists

Peter Seymour - conductor

  • 🎉York Early Music Christmas Festival
  • 📅Sat 9 December 2023
  • 📍Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York
  • 🕑7:00pm
  • 🎫£35 (£32 concessions, £7 U35s)

Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York
Central Hall, York, YO10 5FS, United Kingdom

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