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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.
  • Casual Concerts include: $5 pre-concert happy hour, local craft brew, and an opportunity to meet musicians onstage after the performance.
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
Holiday

A Christmas Oratorio

Tickets

1505281305

1512871200

1537422105

Sat Dec 9 8pm Buy

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A Christmas Oratorio

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.
  • Casual Concerts include: $5 pre-concert happy hour, local craft brew, and an opportunity to meet musicians onstage after the performance.
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OH+ Concert activities on Saturday December 9 / see all upcoming OH+ events

$5 Happy Hour

$5 Happy Hour

When: Pre-concert
Where: All lobby bars
Cheers! All wine, beer and specialty Casual Concert drinks are just $5 during the two hours before the concert. Casual Concerts Info »

Meet the Musicians Onstage

Meet the Musicians Onstage

When: Post-concert
Where: Auditorium
Stick around after the concert for the opportunity to join the musicians onstage for a drink! Casual Concerts Info »

Free Beer Samples

Free Beer Samples

When: TBA
Where: TBA
Enjoy FREE brew samples compliments of our Pint of Music program. Partner brewery to be announced. #PintOfMusic Learn more »