There is no better way to prepare for Christmas than by enjoying the music of Bach. The Arriaga Theatre hosts Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248, which Bach wrote for the liturgical services of St. Thomas’ church in Leipzig 1734-1735, incorporating music from earlier compositions. In fact, these are six cantatas (three of which will be performed on this occasion) whose link is the narration of the birth of Christ and which were performed one by one at various Christmas festivals.
With the always intuitive and powerful foresight of Calixto Bieito and under the musical direction of Diego Martin-Etxebarria, one of our most international conductors, the Arriaga Theatre brings to the stage the Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach, undoubtedly one of the most popular works by the German composer. The optimistic and joyful spirit is maintained throughout the cantatas, with a finale that celebrates the victory of Jesus in his struggle to save humanity.
BACH: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248. Cantatas no. 1, 2 and 3
Music director: Diego Martín-Etxebarria
Choir: Calixto Bieito
Soprano: Vanessa Goikoetxea
High: Nerea Berraondo.
Tenor and evangelist: Toby Spence.
Baritone : Jonathan McGovern.
Coro Euskeria de la Coral de Bilbao
(+ Gaudeamus Korala)
(+Nurat Gazte Abesbatza)
Choir director: Urko Sangroniz
Orchestra: Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa (BOS) Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa (BOS)
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Día 22 - 19:30.
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