Christmas Oratorio


Johann Sebastian Bach was cantor at St Thomas Church in Leipzig for 27 years, and the city still celebrates its most famous church music director to this day with a performance of one of his works. Composed in 1734, Bach's Christmas Oratorio has six parts that were intended for different days of the Christmas season. Part one was composed for Christmas Day and describes the birth of Jesus. Watch the St. Thomas Boys Choir and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, under the baton of Georg Christoph Biller, perform Part one in this video.

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