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JS Bach's Christmas Oratorio | Barts Choir

When
Friday December 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Where
Cadogan Hall, London
Tickets
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  1. Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 - Johann Sebastian Bach
    • Cantata 1
    • Cantata 2
    • Cantata 3
  2. Anthem for the Foundling Hospital, 'Blessed are they that considereth the poor' HWV 268 - George Frideric Handel

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.


Venue
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace
London
London
SW1X 9DQ
England
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