Friday19.30
Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall
Gottfried, Kleiter, Lehmkuhl, Schmitt, Walser, Wiener Singakademie / Bach "Christmas Oratorio: Cantatas I-III"
Christmas Concert of the Wiener Symphoniker

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Could there be a more atmospheric concert with which to end Advent than a performance of the first three cantatas of the Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach? The great cantor of St. Thomas’s in Leipzig wrote his musical tale of the birth of Jesus, the proclamation of the angels and the adoration of the child by the shepherds for the 1735 festive season. In doing so he combined compelling choral works and hymns with arioso commentaries, concise recitatives and intimate arias. The spectrum of musical moods ranges from celebratory brilliance to pastoral idyll.

Performers

Stefan Gottfried 
conductor 
Maximilian Schmitt 
tenor 
Manuel Walser 
baritone 
Wiener Singakademie
mixed choir 
Wiener Symphoniker

Programme

Johann Sebastian Bach
"Weihnachtsoratorium" ("Christmas Oratorio"), Cantatas I-III for Soli, Choir and Orchestra BWV 248
"Weihnachtsoratorium" ("Christmas Oratorio"), Cantatas I-III for Soli, Choir and Orchestra BWV 248

More Dates

Tuesday19.30
Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall
Thursday19.30
Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall

Location

Wiener Konzerthaus
Lothringerstraße 20, 1037 Wien
Wiener Konzerthaus | Great Hall

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