Johann Sebastian Bach
One of the greats of Bach’s choral œuvre conducted by Masaaki Suzuki, a master of the repertoire of the Cantor of Leipzig.
Jessica Cale | soprano
Hugh Cutting | countertenor
Guy Cutting | tenor
Florian Störtz | bass
Masaaki Suzuki | direction
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Cantatas 1, 2 and 3 composed in 1734-35 BWV 248
Between cantatas 2 and 3
Bach Singet dem Herrn, motet BWV 225
Alongside Bach’s Passions, his Weihnachtsoratorium is one of the most frequently performed great choral works in the entire history of scared music. The Weihnachtsoratorium, which is divided into cantatas, opens with the birth of Jesus and concludes with the adoration of the Magi, and was originally intended to be performed over six consecutive days. The work draws heavily on the Gospels of St Luke and St Matthew and offers one of the most masterful examples of Bach’s craft.
Production Théâtre des Champs-Elysées