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Date: 2019-12-29

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Sunday, December 29 2019 h 18.30

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Address: Via Nazionale, 16/a
Zone: Rione Monti (Colosseo-S.Giovanni-S.Maria Maggiore) (Roma centro)
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Reduced Ticket: from €25.00 to €15.00
Ticket: from €40.00 to €20.00

VIP Category (1st – 4th row): € 40,00
A Category (from the 5th row): € 30,00 - Reduced: € 25,00
B Category (last 2 rows): € 20,00 - Reduced: € 15,00


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The Christmas Oratorio (in German Weihnachtsoratorium), whose original title is Oratorium tempore nativitatis Christi (BWV 248), is one of the most famous and most performed sacred compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach.
In reality it is not a closed oratory but a cycle of six cantatas for the Christmas period of 1734/1735: Christmas days (25th, 26th and 27th December), the New Year's Day, the Sunday after New Year’s Day (2 January) and Epiphany (6 January).
The music of the Oratory was only partially composed ex-novo by Bach. The composer took some choirs and arias from the secular works he had previously composed, including the birthday cantatas for the Saxon reigning house, BWV 213, 214 and 215.

J. S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio
St. Paul’s Camerata
ResAltera Vocal Ensemble & Soloists
Conductor: Tom Hammond Davies
Music Ensemble:
3 trumpets, 2 oboes, 2 flutes, strings, harpsichord, timpani


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