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Casual Concert: A Christmas Oratorio

About This Concert:

Casual Concert = FUN, COMFORTABLE and a little DIFFERENT than what you might expect.

Includes:

  • $5 Happy Hour
  • Local craft brews
  • Meet the musicians onstage

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.

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 Germany, Spain, 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

Casual Concert: A Christmas Oratorio

Tickets

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Sat Dec 9 8pm Buy

A Christmas Oratorio

A Christmas Oratorio

About This Concert:

Casual Concert = FUN, COMFORTABLE and a little DIFFERENT than what you might expect.

Includes:

  • $5 Happy Hour
  • Local craft brews
  • Meet the musicians onstage

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.

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 Germany, Spain, 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 »

Free Beer Samples

Free Beer Samples

When: Post-concert
Where: Auditorium
While we make the stage change for the onstage meet and greet, enjoy FREE brew samples compliments of our Pint of Music program and Able Seedhouse + Brewery. #PintOfMusic Learn more »

Mary Louise Knutson Trio

Mary Louise Knutson Trio

When: 6:45-7:45pm
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Enjoy holiday favorites performed by pianist Mary Louise Knutson, bassist Steve Pikal and drummer Phil Hey. Support for this performance was generously provided by an anonymous donor.

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 »