Friday, December 31, 2010

A Bach Cantata for the First Sunday of the New Year

This Sunday join Ron Moore for the fifth installment of J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio. This cantata is taken from the book of Matthew and starts the New Year with the story of the birth of Jesus and tells of the hope of Salvation. First performed at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, we celebrate the Holidays with a new recording of this Christmas favorite on the very Sunday's Bach intended them. To add a home town touch this recording features the Leipzig based Gewandhaus orchestra and the voices of the Dresden Chamber Choir with soloists, Carolyn Sampson, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Wolfram Lattke and bass, Konstantin Wolff. The music director is Riccardo Chailly.

Bach's Christmas Oratorio heard Sunday afternoons at 2 through January 9th on KPAC & KTXI.

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