J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio

J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio


‘Rejoice, exult!’ So begins Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in a rousing chorus with trumpet fanfare and kettledrums, launching a work bursting with exuberant and joyful music to celebrate the birth of Christ.

Written in 1734, the Oratorio has six cantatas for performance on specific days during the Christmas season. They combine narrative recitatives and lilting arias with exhilarating choruses and tender chorales based on familiar contemporary hymn tunes. A perfect start to the Christmas celebrations!

Duration: 2:20 with interval

Book Tickets

Book Tickets

People who bought tickets for J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio also bought tickets for...

  • family, music, theatre

    Alison Laddin works hard in the market place at her mean Auntie’s lightware-mending stall, ‘Old Lamps to New’. Alison loves invent...

    Sun 17 - Thu 21 Dec

  • music

    The popular Oxfordshire 5-piece present a traditional English Christmas with Seasonal Songs, Carols, Wassails and Dance Tunes. Fid...

    Sun 17 Dec

  • music

    Charivari Agréable: Dixit Maria Renaissance & Baroque to Modern & Contemporary Anthems & Carols: from Hassler to Handel … also from Buxtehude, Biber, & Schütz...

    Fri 22 Dec

We use cookies on this website to improve how it works and how it’s used.

Accept & Continue