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Bach and Praetorius for Christmas

Live from London

25 December 2021 - 06 January 2021

Rowan Pierce / Charlotte Shaw / Martha McLorinan  sopranos
Helen Charlston / Anna Harvey  altos
Jeremy Budd  tenor
Morgan Pearse / Matthew Brook  basses

Following acclaimed performances of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in LIVE From London Christmas last year, Gabrieli returns to the festival to delight audiences with five programmes featuring Bach’s other festive cantatas. Running from the first day of Christmas through to the New Year and Epiphany, this series will showcase some of the world’s finest Bach singers alongside Gabrieli’s renowned players, all led by Artistic Director, Paul McCreesh.

In addition to Bach’s glorious music, each programme will include works by the equally festive Michael Praetorius, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the composer’s death, and performed by young singers from Gabrieli’s choral training programme, Gabrieli Roar. Gabrieli’s famed and much-loved recording of Praetorius’ Christmas mass remains the ensemble’s best-selling album.

25 December 2021
First Day of Christmas: Engrave this day in bronze & marble
Christen, ätzet diesen Tag BWV 63

26 December 2021
Second Day of Christmas: Christ the Saviour destroys the works of the Devil
Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes BWV 40

27 December 2021
Third Day of Christmas: Welcome Jesus, sweetest saviour
Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt BWV 151

1 January 2022
New Year’s Day: We come to praise Jesus in this joyful New Year
Jesu, nun sei gepreiset BWV 41

6 January 2022
Epiphany: They came from Sheba bringing Gold, Incense & Myrrh
Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen BWV 65

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