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A Christmas Oratorio

About This Concert

Join us for the grand finale of Bach’s six-part Oratorio as the Minnesota Chorale celebrates the naming and adoration of the Christ in the last three passionate cantatas of this soaring, sacred work.

Program

BACH
Orchestral Suite No. 3  / 20 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

BACH
Christmas Oratorio, Cantatas 4, 5 and 6 / 75 min

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Program Notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • Bach’s Christmas Oratorio was written with the intention of each cantata being performed a different night over the 12 days of Christmas.
  • For the Oratorio, Bach borrowed his own music, adapting choruses and arias from earlier secular works for this large-scale endeavor.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
Holiday

A Christmas Oratorio

Tickets

1544611074

1544320800

1576751874

Sat Dec 8 2018 8pm

Other Performances

Sun Dec 9 2018 2pm

Minnesota Chorale

Minnesota Chorale

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Getting to Orchestra Hall

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Concert Duration

Approximately 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 6pm

Simpson Housing Services Coffee Drive

Twin Cities Bronze

Concert Preview


All upcoming OH+ Activities

About This Concert

Join us for the grand finale of Bach’s six-part Oratorio as the Minnesota Chorale celebrates the naming and adoration of the Christ in the last three passionate cantatas of this soaring, sacred work.

Program

BACH
Orchestral Suite No. 3  / 20 min

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

BACH
Christmas Oratorio, Cantatas 4, 5 and 6 / 75 min

Read more

Program Notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • Bach’s Christmas Oratorio was written with the intention of each cantata being performed a different night over the 12 days of Christmas.
  • For the Oratorio, Bach borrowed his own music, adapting choruses and arias from earlier secular works for this large-scale endeavor.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

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OH+ Concert activities on Saturday December 8 / see all upcoming OH+ events

Simpson Housing Services Coffee Drive

Simpson Housing Services Coffee Drive

When: Pre-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Donate ground coffee (no pods please) to support Simpson Housing Services, a local nonprofit that helps thousands of people experiencing homelessness find the housing, support, and shelter they need in a time of personal crisis. Look for collection bins near the Christmas tree in the lobby.

Twin Cities Bronze

Twin Cities Bronze

When: 7-7:45pm
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Twin Cities Bronze is an auditioned handbell ensemble of advanced ringers from around the Twin Cities Metro area. Distinctive among handbell groups for performing without a conductor, the ensemble is also known for its energetic and visually appealing performance style.

Concert Preview

Concert Preview

When: 7:15-7:45pm
Where: Target Atrium
Join Phillip Gainsley and Kathy Romey in an informative and entertaining look at this concert.