Fri 20 Dec 7:30pmFrom £5.00 to £20.00
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Part of Christmas at Snape Maltings
Booking opens on Tuesday 16 July at 10am. Priority booking for Annual Donors opens on Thursday 13 June, for Friends on Wednesday 26 June and for ABL and eABL on Tuesday 9 July. Find out more about joining us and priority booking.
The grandeur and unbridled joy of the start of the Christmas Oratorio is one of the great openings in music. Bach paints the story of the nativity over an expansive canvas of six cantatas, four of which we hear tonight, with performers including a group of outstanding young international soloists.
Together they lead us from resounding celebration to sublime intimacy during the first days of life, and melancholy hints of the suffering to come.
Ben Parry conductor
Singers from the Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme:
Harriet Burns soprano
James Way tenor
Kieran Rayner baritone
Joanna Harries mezzo-soprano
Bach Christmas Oratorio (I – III & VI)