Chichester Singers: J.S.Bach – Christmas Oratorio (parts 1,2,3 and 6)

Conductor – Jonathan Willcocks

With Southern Pro Musica

Lisa Dafydd – Soprano
Angharad Rowlands – Alto
Nathan Vale – Tenor
Thomas Butler – Bass

J. S. Bach’s great celebration of the Festive Season – the Christmas Oratorio – was conceived as six cantatas to be sung on the major feast days of the Christmas festival, culminating at Epiphany in January.

This magnificent work is written on the grandest scale, with four soloists (led by a tenor Evangelist, who narrates the Christmas story), chorus and an orchestra employing all the instruments available to Bach as Cantor at St Thomas’s Church in Leipzig.

This performance will comprise parts 1,2,3 and 6 – which contain a wealth of Bach’s finest choral and solo writing – and will be the perfect uplifting antidote to the dark days of mid-winter.

Tickets are £10 to £30 (students £5).

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The Chichester Singers is a choir of approximately 140 singers and work with professional musicians to produce classical choral music to a very high standard. Our concerts are usually held in Chichester Cathedral.
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