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.