J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio is rarely performed in NYC and definitely not often enough for us!
Richard Egarr will lead from the keyboard as Bach did, according to many Bach scholars.
Bach borrowed material from his own secular cantatas when creating the Christmas Oratorio cantata collection.
If you’re a fan of J.S. Bach’s Passions, you’ll hear some familiar chorale melodies in Parts I and VI of Christmas Oratorio.
Learn more about the Christmas Oratorio on Wikipedia.