Closing concert of the Montreal Bach Festival 2017


Sunday december 3rd, 2016 at 3 p.m.
Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Montréal Chruch

309, Rachel Street East
Mont-Royal Metro


Bach’s serialized version of the Christmas story… in six episodes! The Christmas Oratorio is made up of six cantatas that relate the events surrounding the Nativity. Each part was performed on one of the major feast days of the Christmas period, from the first day of Christmas right through to Epiphany. The brilliance of the trumpets, the exciting choruses and fervent chorales, passionate recitatives, and the contemplative compassion and colourful variety of the arias make the Christmas Oratorio a work of great contrasts, by turns introspective and celebratory.


Anne-Marie Beaudette, soprano
Maude Brunet, mezzo-soprano
Philippe Gagné, tenor
Clayton Kennedy, baryton
Choir and orchestra
Andrew McAnerney and Matthias Maute, conductor