PERFORMANCE

Bach Interactions: A Dynamic Performance & Learning Experience

About the Series

Nine virtual programs offer some of the finest works in the cantata and oratorio repertory. You’ll enjoy the Washington Bach Consort as you’ve never heard them before, but you’ll also gain revelations and insights into the music itself coming from our two resident Bach scholars, Michael Marissen and Daniel R. Melamed. Supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the J. Reilly Lewis Legacy Fund, Bach Interactions is a new digital concert experience offering the expressive heights of Bach’s musical language as well as the story behind its creation.

The series features three renowned cantatas, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140, Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131, and Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61, followed by all six parts of Bach’s beloved Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248.  Each part will be presented on its intended day of liturgical observance, over the twelve days of Christmas to the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6).

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Christmas Oratorio
Part II: The Second Day of Christmas

Daniel R. Melamed

Daniel R. Melamed
Presenter

Streamed Event:
Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 8 p.m. on YouTube & Facebook

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend, BWV 248/II

Soloists:

Laura Choi-Stuart
soprano

Reginald Mobley
countertenor

Jacob Perry, Jr.
tenor (Evangelist)

Steven Combs
bass

Colin St-Martin
flute

MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

Vocalists:
Katelyn Aungst & Laura Choi Stuart*, sopranos; Reginald Mobley* Kristen Dubenion-Smith, altos; Matthew Hill & Jacob Perry, Jr.*, tenors; Steven Combs* David Rugger, basses

Instrumentalists:
Andrew Fouts† & Tatiana Chulochnikova, violins; Risa Browder, viola; John Moran, violoncello; Jessica Powell Eig, violone; Colin St-Martin* & Kathryn Roth, flutes; Margaret Owens & Fatma Daglar, oboes d’amore; Geoffrey Burgess Sarah Huebsch, oboes da caccia; Leon Schelhase, harpsichord; Adam Pearl, organ

soloists*
concertmaster†