concerts
Weihnachts Oratorium
Th
15.12.16  19:30  Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg, info & tickets
Fr
16.12.16  19:30  Naarden, Grote Kerk, info & tickets
Sa
17.12.16  19:30  Lochem, St-Gudulakerk
Su
18.12.16  14:15  Arnhem, Musis, info & tickets
Tu
20.12.16  20:00  Heerlen, Parkstad Limburg Theaters, info & tickets
Th
22.12.16  19:30  Leiden, Pieterskerk, info & tickets
Weihnachts Oratorium in the press

<<Dijkstra's strength is mainly in the lyrical brightness, the intelligence by his B'Rock performing swinging phrasing and, above all, the energetic zealousness that never parches the subtlety... With Christmas, there isn't anything more to wish for.>>

Mischa Spel
NRC, 16.12.2016

Weihnachts Oratorium

Johann Sebastian Bach
Peter Dijkstra conductor
Mikael Stenbaek Evangelist
Ruby Hughes soprano
Marian Dijkhuizen alto
Jasper Schweppe bass
Nederlands Kamerkoor choir

When you hear the jubilant words 'Jauchzet, frohlocket!', you know it's time for your annual encounter with the finest Christmas music of all time. Bach's Christmas Oratorio is the most brilliant example of musical recycling. It brings together six Christmas cantatas, some of which originate in special works for royal birthdays. For Bach it was only a short step to the ode to that other king: Christ. The Christmas story is told by an evangelist in recitatives which, like Bach's Passions, alternate with lyrical arias, contemplative choruses and consoling chorales. An exuberant orchestral part – including pounding tympani and the necessary blaring of trumpets – adds suitable splendour to the birth of the Messiah. Together with the Nederlands Kamerkoor conducted by Peter Dijkstra, B'Rock lives it up in this festive masterpiece.

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