Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Saturday December 12 2015 7:30 pm - Saint Ignatius Church, San Francisco

Hélène Brunet soprano
Agnes Vojtko alto
Kyle Stegall tenor
Jesse Blumberg baritone
Jeffrey Thomas conductor

Last presented by ABS in 2008, Johann Sebastian Bach’s vast and inspiring “Christmas Oratorio” (Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248) contains elements of three secular cantatas and an otherwise lost church cantata that Bach synthesized into a single, unified musical expression of the Christmas story. Requiring four vocal soloists, a full complement of wind and brass instruments, and choir, it is an expansive piece comprised of six separate cantatas originally performed over multiple days. ABS will present Bach’s grand work in its entirety within the magnificent sanctuary of San Francisco’s St. Ignatius Church.

Additional performance:
Sunday December 13 2015 4:00 p.m. - Mondavi Center, UC Davis - Call (530) 754-ARTS

“Singing with impressive precision and clarity, the choir revealed all the contrapuntal intricacies of Bach’s melodic lines”

Classical Sonoma

“Jeffrey Thomas draws crisp, vital playing from the ace baroque instrumentalists of American Bach Soloists, who provide galvanizing vigor but also caress the gut strings of their period instruments with unusual beauty”

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