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JS Bach: Christmas Oratorio Parts 1, 2, 3 sung in German

Jonathan Cohen: conductor/harpsichord; Soraya Mafi: soprano; Paula Murrihy: mezzo soprano; Samuel Boden: tenor (Evangelist); Neal Davies: bass baritone; SCO Chorus; Gregory Batsleer: chorus director

Picture nativity scenes by a great master, a Breughel or a Botticelli: landscapes filled with angels, people and animals; colour, movement, human touches and tiny incidental details all animated and elevated to a higher level by the mystery of the Holy Child at the heart of the scene. This is what Bach translates into such personal and colourful music in his Christmas Oratorio – a lavish sequence of choruses and arias featuring wonderful solos for the instrumentalists. Outstanding soloists under the direction of Jonathan Cohen, himself one of Britain’s finest young interpreters of Bach, promise an exceptional evening.

PRE-CONCERT INSIGHTS: 6.30pm Dr John Kitchen (City of Edinburgh Organist) discusses Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Christmas Oratorio
Event Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Christmas Oratorio
Date 30 November 2017 at 7:30pm
Tickets £11-£34 concessions available

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The Queen’s Hall Tickets & Information: 0131 668 2019