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A Christmas Oratorio

About This Concert:

Helmuth Rilling, an internationally-acclaimed master of choral music, leads the Orchestra’s first-ever performance at Orchestra Hall of Johann Sebastian Bach’s inspired and inspiring Christmas Oratorio.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Helmuth Rilling, conductor
  • Julia Sophie Wagner, soprano
  • Olivia Vermeulen, mezzo
  • Nicholas Phan, tenor
  • Tyler Duncan, baritone
  • Minnesota Chorale

BACH
Christmas Oratorio, Cantatas I, II and III

Fun Facts:

  • Oh, if we had time! Bach’s complete Christmas Oratorio has six parts and usually lasts well over three hours. The Minnesota Orchestra will perform the beautiful first half of this extended masterwork, which describes the birth of Jesus.
  • Conductor Helmuth Rilling has recorded all of Bach’s choral works—a staggering 1,000 pieces on 170 CDs.
  • This performance is an international affair with our wonderful Minnesota Orchestra musicians joined by soloists from Holland, Germany, Canada and the U.S.
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
Returning and new subscribers get early access to all 2017-18 concerts. Click here for subscription information ». Tickets go on sale to the general public July 28.
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A Christmas Oratorio

Tickets

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Sat Dec 9 8pm

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Sun Dec 10 2pm

A Christmas Oratorio

A Christmas Oratorio

Returning and new subscribers get early access to all 2017-18 concerts. Click here for subscription information ». Tickets go on sale to the general public July 28.

About This Concert:

Helmuth Rilling, an internationally-acclaimed master of choral music, leads the Orchestra’s first-ever performance at Orchestra Hall of Johann Sebastian Bach’s inspired and inspiring Christmas Oratorio.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Helmuth Rilling, conductor
  • Julia Sophie Wagner, soprano
  • Olivia Vermeulen, mezzo
  • Nicholas Phan, tenor
  • Tyler Duncan, baritone
  • Minnesota Chorale

BACH
Christmas Oratorio, Cantatas I, II and III

Fun Facts:

  • Oh, if we had time! Bach’s complete Christmas Oratorio has six parts and usually lasts well over three hours. The Minnesota Orchestra will perform the beautiful first half of this extended masterwork, which describes the birth of Jesus.
  • Conductor Helmuth Rilling has recorded all of Bach’s choral works—a staggering 1,000 pieces on 170 CDs.
  • This performance is an international affair with our wonderful Minnesota Orchestra musicians joined by soloists from Holland, Germany, Canada and the U.S.