December 17, 2014
Fflur Wyn soprano
Catherine Backhouse alto
Joshua Ellicott tenor
William Berger baritone
Ludus Baroque’s unmissable contribution to the festive period, Bach’s magnificent Christmas Oratorio, performed on period instruments, is lauded for its ‘energy… vigour’ and ‘exuberant performance’ (The Independent). Their annual Bach performance has become one of the staple events of December and a firm favourite in concertgoers’ pre-Christmas choices.
This annual event provides a rare opportunity to hear all six cantatas performed in one concert.
Peter Smaill, Chairman of the Bach Network UK, provides unique accompanying notes to the music, delving into Ludus Baroque’s stylistic interpretation and revealing how this adaptation captures the dramatic potential of the work. The notes, along with the concert-presentation style, draw the audience into characterisations of the soloists and the lively dialogue between the multiple choirs representing Saints, Angels and Mortals.
- For the 1st day of Christmas - The child is born
- For the 2nd day of Christmas - The shepherds hear the news
- For the 3rd day of Christmas - The angels rejoice
- For the feast of the Circumcision - The child is named
- For the 1st Sunday in the New Year - Herod investigates
- For the Feast of Epiphany - The wise men follow the star
Tickets: Full £17.50, concessions £16.50, U18s £5.00