Oratorio de Noël


J. S. Bach: Oratorio de Noël, BWV 248 (Cantates IV, V et VI)

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
Dominique Labelle, soprano
Mireille Lebel, alto
Jacques-Olivier Chartier, tenor
Stephen Hegedus, bass
Chœur du Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal

Last year, for its first ever appearance in the Arte Musica Foundation’s production of the Complete Cantatas of J.S. Bach, I Musici was invited to perform the three first parts of the Christmas Oratorio: magnificent musical commentaries on the Nativity that feature the shepherds. Now come the final three cantatas — equally lavish and jubilant — in which the Three Wise Men lay their gifts of gold, incense and myrrh at the foot of the newborn’s cradle. What could these presents possibly symbolize? Bach’s oratorio offers the simplest and most beautiful of answers as a choir of the faithful sings, “Heart, soul and mind, take all to thee, and let it serve thy pleasure!”

Presented as part of the Arte Musica Foundation’s Complete Cantatas of J. S. Bach

Saturday, December 17th 2016 at 3:00pm
Sunday, December 18th 2016 at 2:00pm

For tickets and information: www.mbam.qc.ca/en/concerts  514-285-2000

Bourgie Concert Hall
1339 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 2E8

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