North Country Chorus

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70th Annual Christmas Concert ~ The Christmas Oratorio by J.S. Bach (sung in English)

7:30 pm on Friday 1 December at First Congregational Church, Littleton

7:30 pm on Saturday 2 December at Wells River Congregational Church

4 pm on Sunday 3 December at Peacham Congregational Church

Chorus, soloists and orchestra directed byAlan Rowe.

Julie Drown, soprano
Katharine DeBoer, alto
Phil Brown, tenor
Lucas Weiss, bass

Tickets through Catamount Arts: $12 ($5 students)
At the door: $15 ($5 students)

“Christians, be joyful, and praise your salvation.” So begins J.S. Bach’s rousing first cantata in the Christmas Oratorio. The trumpets blare, the timpani boom, and the 75 voices of the North Country Chorus announce the celebration of Christ’s birth.

“Break forth, O beauteous, heavenly light.” In addition to the exuberant choruses, audiencee will enjoy reflective chorales, many familiar to the ear as popular hymn tunes, as well as arias, airs and recitatives from the soloists.

Bach composed this work as six cantatas, each intended for a major feast day of the Christmas season. Part I, for Christmas Day, describes the Birth of Jesus; part II, the annunciation to the shepherds; part III, the adoration of the shepherds, part IV, the circumcision and naming of Jesus; part V, the journey of the Magi; and part VI, for Epiphany, the adoration of the Magi.


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Sopranos rehearse.

Photo by Hope Hutchinson

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