FAST FACTS!


  • 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.