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J. S. BACH: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248

  • First United Methodist Church, San Diego 2111 Camino del Rio South San Diego, CA, 92116 United States (map)

Perhaps nothing conveys the sheer joy of Christmas better than Bach's Christmas Oratorio composed for Leipzig's Christmas season of 1734. Opening with an exhilarating timpani fanfare, what ensues is a euphoric crescendo leading to the outburst, Jauchzet, frohlocket!, leaving no doubt that the festival of Christmas has arrived. The Christmas Oratorio carries the listener through the Christmas narrative as seen through the eyes of the angels, shepherds, and magi, and includes some of Bach's most sublime music. Don't miss BCSD's first foray into this inimitable work as presented by our supreme lineup of musicians. 


Melanie RussellSoprano

Janelle DeStefanoMezzo-Soprano

Jay CarterCountertenor

Jason McStootsTenor

Paul Max TiptonBaritone

Earlier Event: October 6
DIALOGUES - Handel, Stuck and Rameau
Later Event: December 15
J. S. BACH: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248