Göteborgs Konserthus BACH’S CHRISTMAS ORATORIO PARTS 4 – 6

Event has already taken place. Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Andreas Spering, conductor, Göteborgs Symfoniska Kör, soloist singers

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
330-490 SEK Student 165-245 SEK

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After Christmas comes New Year’s, when Jesus was given his name. This evening, in Bach’s musical story, we’ll also follow the journey of the three wise men, and their celebration of Jesus with their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Bach composed the massive oratorio in Leipzig where it was first performed at Christmas and on New Year’s Eve, 1735. At this concert, parts 4 – 6 are performed by the Gothenburg Symphony, choir and soloist singers. Conductor: Andreas Spering.

It’s easy to be fooled by the title – Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. As if it were one piece to be performed at one time, Christmas Eve. That is not at all the case. In actual fact, the Christmas Oratorio is made up of several cantatas, intended to be performed from Christmas to Epiphany.

Going deeper into Bach’s music is to enter an incomprehensible and fascinating musical universe. We constantly discover new things, and it never ends. Please spend a few hours with Bach’s Christmas Oratorio – it’s a grandiose experience.

Concert Introduction

Free concert introduction with musicians from the orchestra in the Stora Salen Hall one hour before the start of the concert.


Bach Christmas Oratorio part 4 27 min

Bach Christmas Oratorio part 6 26 min

Intermission 25 min

Bach Christmas Oratorio part 6 25 min


Andreas Spering conductor

Sophie Karthäuser soprano

Sophie Rennert alt

Hugo Hymas tenor

Manuel Walser bas

Göteborgs Symfoniska Kör

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