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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

1544611081

1544385600

1576751881

Sun Dec 9 2018 2pm

Other Performances

Sat Dec 8 2018 8pm

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 12pm

Complimentary coffee and donuts

Simpson Housing Services Coffee Drive

Mary Louise Knutson Trio

Concert Preview


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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 Sunday December 9 / see all upcoming OH+ events

Coffee Concert

Coffee Concert

When: Pre-concert
Where: All lobby bars
Enjoy complimentary coffee from Driven Coffee Roasters and donuts from A Baker's Wife Pastry Shop!

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.

Mary Louise Knutson Trio

Mary Louise Knutson Trio

When: 12:30-1:45pm
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Enjoy jazzy favorites performed by pianist Mary Louise Knutson, bassist Gordon Johnson and drummer Phil Hey. Support for this performance was generously provided by an anonymous donor.

Concert Preview

Concert Preview

When: 1:15-1:45pm
Where: Target Atrium
Join Phillip Gainsley and Kathy Romey in an informative and entertaining look at this concert.