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The Christmas Oratorio of Johann Sebastian Bach Performed at Christ Church in Raleigh

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Gerard Davis (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Virgin & Mary with 4 Angels (image cropped for publication)

Event  Information

Raleigh -- ( Fri., Jan. 5, 2018 - Sat., Jan. 6, 2018 )

Christ Church Episcopal (Raleigh): The Christmas Oratorio of Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by The Raleigh Bach Soloists; The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra Chamber Players (David Jernigan, artistic director)
$20 -- Christ Church , (919) 834-6259 ,

January 5, 2018 - Raleigh, NC:

This preview has been provided by Christ Church Raleigh Sacred Music on the Square.

Program Notes

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio is one of the greatest sacred choral works ever written. Similar in size and scale (though far surpassing in symbolism and complexity) to the Messiah, it is composed of six large cantatas written for the period between Christmas Day and the feast of Epiphany. Each cantata makes use of a different set of instruments (flutes, recorders, various kinds of oboes, French horns, trumpets, timpani, strings, and organ), giving the work great color and diversity of sound. Due to its length, technical difficulty, and broad instrumentation, The Christmas Oratorio is rarely performed in its entirety, so don’t miss your chance to experience this great work. (Cantatas 1-3 will be performed on Friday night, and Cantatas 4-6 on Saturday afternoon).

  The Raleigh Bach Soloists
  The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra Chamber Players
  David Jernigan, Artistic Director

  Christ Church on Capitol Square
  120 East Edenton Street
  Raleigh, NC

  Friday 05 January 2018 at 7.00pm (Parts 1-3)
  Saturday 06 January 2018 at 3.00pm (Parts 4-6)

Admission:  $20.00 each day (tickets available in advance through parish website and at the door)

More Information:  Parish Phone: 919-834-6259

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