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70th Annual Christmas Concert ~ The Christmas Oratorio by J.S. Bach (sung in English)
Chorus, soloists and orchestra directed byAlan Rowe.
Tickets through Catamount Arts: $12 ($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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