September 19, 2012 | Boston, MA
Originally written to be performed on each of the six feast days starting with Christmas and ending with the Epiphany, the oratorio is divided into six thematically and tonally linked cantatas. Bach borrowed music he had previously composed for both sacred and secular works to create this work, which was first played and sung in two Leipzig churches in 1734.
Emmanuel Music’s performance will present all the cantatas performed together, telling the events of the Nativity. Evangelist Matthew Anderson is joined by soloists Roberta Anderson, Charles Blandy, Kendra Colton, Pamela Dellal, Mary Gerbi, Paul Guttry, Thea Lobo, Jason McStoots, Frank Kelley, Deborah Rentz-Moore, Margot Rood, Paul Tipton, Brenna Wells, Dana Whiteside, Zachary Wilder, and Donald Wilkinson.
Special Concert and Dinner Package
On every concert date, the neighboring 4-star TAJ BOSTON will be serving a three-course dinner for $38 per person for Emmanuel concert ticket holders only. The price excludes tax and gratuity. For more information, contact the Taj directly at 617.598.5255.
The pre-concert talk and performance will take place at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston. For tickets and information check out www.emmanuelmusic.org
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Emmanuel Music is the Ensemble-in-Residence at Emmanuel Church.
Emmanuel Music programs are supported in part by a grant from
the Massachusetts Cultural Council.