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VocalEssence & Bach Society of MN

Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Experience the greatest musical Christmas story of all time

Fri Dec 3, 2021 7:30pm

Basilica of St. Mary

~2 hrs including intermission

As of 9am on Friday, tickets are unavailable for purchase online. Please visit the Basilica of Saint Mary beginning at 6:45pm to purchase tickets in person on the day of the concert.

 “Shout for joy!” exclaims the choir, joined by timpani, trumpets, and the rest of the orchestra in the opening chorus of J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Ring in the season with the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and the Bach Society of Minnesota as we perform one of the greatest musical Christmas stories of all time. Nearly 300 years after its creation, Bach’s narrative recitatives, beautiful arias, solemn chorales, and magnificent choral writing prove more popular than ever. Join us on this vivid musical journey through the mystery of the nativity in the beautiful Basilica of Saint Mary led by Philip Brunelle and Matthias Maute, conductor of the Bach Society of Minnesota.

Please note: The Orchestra Hall Box Office is pleased to provide ticket services for this event. The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program. All artists, programs, prices, dates and times are subject to change. Prices listed include a non-discountable $4 facility fee. There are no service charges for in-person transactions at Orchestra Hall. There is a $5 service charge per transaction for all phone and online orders. 


By purchasing tickets, I confirm that I and all members of my party will have been fully vaccinated (14 days past final shot) at the time of the event OR have received a negative COVID (PCR) test within 72 hours prior to the event. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID (PCR) test and masks will be required to attend VocalEssence events. I have read and agree to the Health and Safety Protocols.

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