December 3rd 2017 – 3:00 pm – Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montréal, QC
SMAM and Ensemble Caprice present
Bach's Christmas Oratorio: Anne-Marie Beaudette, soprano, Maude Brunet, alto, Philippe Gagné, ténor, Clayton Kennedy, baryton, Matthias Maute, chef, Andrew McAnerney, chef, Concert de clôture Festival Bach closing concert
Bach’s serialized version of the Christmas story… in six episodes! The Christmas Oratorio is made up of six cantatas that relate the events surrounding the Nativity. Each part was performed on one of the major feast days of the Christmas period, from the first day of Christmas right through to Epiphany. The brilliance of the trumpets, the exciting choruses and fervent chorales, passionate recitatives, and the contemplative compassion and colourful variety of the arias make the Christmas Oratorio a work of great contrasts, by turns introspective and celebratory.
Doors open: 2:00 pm