CHRISTMAS ORATORIO
Bach Collegium Japan

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater, Adrienne Arsht Stage

Pre-concert lecture at 6:45 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Suzuki Masaaki I Photo by Marco Borggreve

The Program

Bach: Four Cantatas from Weihnachts-Oratorium (“Christmas Oratorio”)

Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf preiset die Tage

Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend

Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen

Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben

With English supertitles

The Artists

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Known for “performances of unmatched excellence” (Gramophone), the Bach Collegium Japan and its celebrated music director, Masaaki Suzuki, bring their signature crispness and purity to a beloved Bach masterpiece. For this festive holiday performance, the period-instrument orchestra and choir highlight the polyphonic wonder of Bach’s rich, imaginative cantatas written to celebrate Jesus’s birth.

“This orchestra has a freshness and ease in live performance that is inimitable.” Independent (U.K.)
“Unmatched excellence.” Gramophone