The Christmas Story
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio: Parts 1, 2, 5 and 6
Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Music Center at Strathmore
North Bethesda, MD
Johann Sebastian Bach
Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248
tenor and Evangelist
MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
The Bach Consort returns to the Music Center at Strathmore for what The Washington Post has called a “splendid” and “joyful” holiday performance of Christmas Oratorio. Of all such seasonal examples, this work is uniquely focused on the complete drama of the Nativity. The Consort offers this beloved European tradition every year with an all-star cast of soloists.
Amy Broadbent, soprano; Sylvia Leith, alto; Thomas Cooley, tenor and Evangelist; Dashon Burton, bass
Running time: TBA
Join us for Talking Bach at 6 p.m. The series of free pre-concert lectures by noted Bach scholar, Michael Marissen, are presented one hour before Director’s Series performances. Learn More»
Mary Ann Gardner, Sally Wells, and National Endowment for the Arts, underwriters
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