Bach’s Epic Christmas Oratorio

Washington Bach Consort Presents

The Christmas Story: Bach’s Epic Christmas Oratorio


Sat. December 11, 2021 | 7pm


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The Music Center

The Washington Bach Consort brings an enduring European Christmas tradition to America every year—Bach’s Christmas Oratorio—the ultimate musical experience of the holiday season. Add to this the splendor of the Music Center at Strathmore and you’ve found yourself in the perfect occasion!

The Washington Post raved about 2019’s “splendid,” “joyful” performance. The chorus sang with a “bright, forthright sound, its phrasing as word-responsive as its blend was polished and supple.” Chorus and orchestra were together praised as “a tight and responsive group”—one that “could go head-to-head with period ensembles anywhere.”

You'll hear 4 of the 6 cantatas that comprise the composer’s epic Weihnachts-Oratorium, thrillingly delivered by the Consort musicians and soloists.

This concert is not presented by Strathmore.

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