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Washington Bach Consort: Christmas Oratorio
Presented by Strathmore
Friday, December 7, 2007 at 8:00 PM
Music Center at Strathmore

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Bach: Christmas Oratorio
J. Reilly Lewis, music director

Ole Hass, tenor (Evangelist)
Mary Ellen Callahan, soprano
Jennifer Hines, alto
Alan Bennett, tenor
Sanford Sylvan, bass

Washington Bach Consort, the nation’s premiere Baroque chorus and orchestra, under the leadership of J. Reilly Lewis, returns to Strathmore for a rare performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248. The Oratorio, a series of six cantatas composed during the 1734-35 season, includes an echo aria for soprano and oboe, a “pastoral” sinfonia, bravura arias for tenor with flute, bass and trumpet, and exuberant full-orchestra choruses.

The concert running time is:
1st half 87 minutes
intermission
2nd half 55 minutes

Artist BiographyProgram Notes

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