Date(s) - December 13, 2015
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm -
Last presented by ABS in 2008, Johann Sebastian Bach’s vast and inspiring “Christmas Oratorio” (Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248) contains elements of three secular cantatas and an otherwise lost church cantata that Bach synthesized into a single, unified musical expression of the Christmas story. Requiring four vocal soloists, a full complement of wind and brass instruments, and choir, it is an expansive piece comprised of six separate cantatas originally performed over multiple days. ABS will present Bach’s grand work in its entirety within the magnificent sanctuary of San Francisco’s St. Ignatius Church.