J.S.Bach. “Christmas Oratorio”

  • Friday, 20.12
  • 19:00
  • Tartu, Tartu St Paul ́s Church
  • Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
    Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
    Elīna Šimkus (soprano)
    Iris Oja (alto)
    Nicholas Mulroy (tenor)
    Olari Viikholm (bass)
    Conductor Kaspars Putninš
  • SA Eesti Kontsert

Introduction

J.S.Bach. “Christmas Oratorio” BWV 248

„Christmas Oratorio“ actually consists of six cantatas by Bach, created in 1734/1735 for various church holidays at Christmas time. The first cantata was dedicated to Christmas Day and then one to the Epiphany. The most common contemporary performance practice is that the first three cantatas are performed during Christmas and the following three on the Epiphany.

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