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Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Fri Dec 13, 2024 7:30pm

St. Paul's United Church of Christ

~2 hours with intermission

“Shout for joy!” Back by popular demand, the Bach Society of Minnesota and the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers renew their collaboration to tell one of the greatest musical Christmas stories of all time. Hear three cantatas from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio as well as cantata 40, originally written for the second day of Christmas. Nearly 300 years after their creation, Bach’s narrative recitatives, beautiful arias, solemn chorales, and magnificent orchestration performed on period instruments are an experience to remember. Join us on this vivid musical journey through the mystery of the nativity led by Philip Brunelle and Matthias Maute, conductor of the Bach Society of Minnesota.



Orchestra of the Bach Society of Minnesota

VocalEssence Ensemble Singers

Nicholas Chalmers, Evangelist

Matthias Maute, conductor

Philip Brunelle, conductor


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