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

With Southern Pro Musica

Jonathan Willcocks – conductor

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. The performance by the Chichester Singers on 14th January 2023 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.

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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.
The Festival of Chichester is a month-long celebration of the arts running from mid-June to mid-July each year.
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