Gwendoline Blondeel Soprano
Raffaele Pe Alto
Kieran Carrel Tenor
Peter Harvey Bass
La Chapelle Harmonique Choir and Orchestra
Valentin Tournet Conductor
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
Cantata I: Christmas Day
Cantata II: Second Christmas Day (Saint Étienne)
Cantata III: Third day of Christmas (Saint Jean)
Cantata VI: Epiphany
In 1734 in Leipzig, Bach composed his Christmas Oratorio, consisting of six cantatas, for the Christmas season. Full of life and enthusiasm, this work magnifies the alternation of the great choruses typical of Bach's choral art, and the solo arias telling the moving and marvellous story of the Nativity and the recognition of Christ's divinity by the shepherds and the Three Kings.
Bringing together an orchestra that is always lively and supportive of the musical discourse, armed with drums and trumpets for the glorious passages and the joy of the faithful, Bach dedicates some of his most beautiful arias to the soloists, while the sumptuous choruses punctuate each cantata with extraordinary glory!
Valentin Tournet directs the Choir and Orchestra of the Chapelle Harmonique, which is well accustomed to the Royal Chapel!
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