Saturday, January 8, 2011

Bach's Christmas Oratorio concludes this Sunday

Johann Sebastian Bach composed a great deal of sacred music and these works were to lead the congregation into the spirit of the church year. To incorporate the six Sundays of Christmas, Bach took cantatas dealing with the Holiday season and combined them into his Christmas Oratorio. This Sunday KPAC broadcasts the last part of this work which takes its text from the book of Matthew and tells the story of Herod's scheming to destroy the coming Messiah. This cantata features a new recording with Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhaus Orchestra.

Join Ron Moore this Sunday afternoon at 2 for this spirited performance of this Holiday classic on KPAC & KTXI.

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