Christmas Oratorio 08. 12. 2021 19:30Annenkirche, Annenstraße 23, 01067 Dresden, Germany

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In the context of Bach’s oeuvre, the Christmas Oratorio is an extraordinary piece. It is remarkable that one of Bach’s most popular and most frequently performed compositions was not originally conceived to be performed as a whole. The six independent cantatas were first performed individually during Advent and the Christmas holidays, and the oratorio has no actual liturgical use. Nevertheless, the practice of performing this profound and festive piece of music in the form of a full-length oratorio has become an integral part of Advent and Christmas, especially in German-speaking countries.

Hana Blažíková | soprano
Benno Schachtner | alto
Eric Stoklossa | tenor
Krešimir Stražanac | bass

Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704
Václav Luks | conductor

J. S. Bach
Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248

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