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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Venue: Cadogan Hall


Friday 9 December: Parts 1-3

J.S. Bach
Christmas Oratorio Part 1 – Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage
J.S. Bach
Christmas Oratorio Part 2 – Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend
~ Interval ~
J.S. Bach
Motet – Singet dem Herrn, BWV 225
J.S. Bach
Christmas Oratorio Part 3 – Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen

Saturday 10 December: Parts 4-6

J.S. Bach
Mass in B minor – Sanctus
J.S. Bach
Christmas Oratorio Part 4 – Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben
~ Interval ~
J.S. Bach
Christmas Oratorio Part 5 – Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen
J.S. Bach
Christmas Oratorio Part 6 – Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben


  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Anna Dennis
Robin Blaze
Jeremy Budd
Ashley Riches
Masaaki Suzuki

Masaaki Suzuki, renowned Bach specialist and winner of the 2012 Bach Prize, conducts Bach’s Christmas Oratorio over two concerts.

This monumental retelling of the birth of Christ is also a definitive guide to what music is and how to do it.

This first concert – Friday 9 – features parts one to three, which are based on the Gospel of Matthew and tell the story of Jesus’ birth and the arrival of the shepherds.

This second concert – Saturday 10 – features parts three to six, which are based on the Gospel of Luke and cover the naming of Jesus and the journey and adoration of the Magi.

Performed in German with English surtitles.

5.45pm-6.15pm: OAE Extras
Come and Sing the Christmas Oratorio
Find out what it’s like to sing Bach’s chorales in the Christmas Oratorio, with a discussion of the music.

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