Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium

Gaechinger Cantorey

  • Fri01December19:00 H

Over the years, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio has become beloved throughout the world. But for a long time this was far from the case. The universal popularity of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music is a relatively new development, considering, for example, how his music’s Christian subject matter is totally foreign to Asian cultures. Even America only had a very limited Bach tradition until – yes, until the Stuttgarter Bachakademie arrived on its first American tour. It was the Stuttgart ensemble under the direction of Helmuth Rilling that first presented J.S. Bach to the world by introducing his music in countless lecture concerts. Today everyone sings the music of the Leipzig Thomaskantor. But while the Stuttgarter Bachakademie continued to evolve, one thing remained constant: under the new name “Gaechinger Cantorey” and with its new director Hans-Christoph Rademann, the ensemble continues to be admired throughout the world for its Bach playing.


Performance ends at approximately 09:45 pmTickets available from 14 € to 70 €
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Christmas Oratorio I – III and VI, BWV 248

    In German with German and English surtitles.

    • Hans-Christoph Rademann Condutor
    • Joowon Chung Soprano
    • Anke Vondung Alto
    • Paul Schweinester Tenor
    • Andrè Schuen Baritone
    • Gaechinger Cantorey
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