FAST FACTS!


  • J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio is rarely performed in NYC. Definitely not often enough for us!

  • Richard Egarr will lead from the keyboard like Bach did, according to many Bach scholars.

  • Bach borrowed material from his own secular cantatas when creating Christmas Oratorio

  • If you’re a fan of his Passions, you’ll hear some familiar chorale melodies in Parts I and VI of Christmas Oratorio.

  • Learn more about the Christmas Oratorio on Wikipedia.