Past Events

Christmas Oratorio, Live from London

Live from London

25 December 2020 - 06 January 2021, 7.00pm

Anna Dennis / Carolyn Sampson  sopranos
Helen Charlston / Tim Mead  mezzosoprano/countertenor
Jeremy Budd / Hugo Hymas  tenors
Ashley Riches / Roderick Williams  bass-baritones

In a series of six streamed programmes for Christmas and New Year, in conjunction with Live from London, Gabrieli present Bach’s magnificent Christmas Oratorio as originally envisaged, one cantata on each of the six most important feast days of Christmas. Sung by an ensemble of some of today’s finest Bach singers, each programme will also include a short introduction by Paul McCreesh and his musicians, and a selection of other brilliant works by Bach. There will also be carols and chorales, which are such an important part of the German Christmas tradition, sung by young singers from across the UK as part of Gabrieli Roar’s ‘Bach to School’ project.

Watch live and/or on demand from, 7pm on the date of each broadcast until 15 January. Support Gabrieli by purchasing your ticket from the ‘BOOK HERE’ link below.

Bach Christmas Oratorio BWV 248

25 December 2020
The Birth of Jesus
Cantata I Jauchzet, frohlocket!

26 December 2020
Shepherds and Angels
Cantata II Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend

27 December 2020
At the Manger
Cantata III Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen

01 January 2021
The Naming of Jesus
Cantata IV Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben

03 January 2021
Cantata V Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen

06 January 2021
The Three Kings
Cantata VI Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben