A Bach Christmas
Founder and director of Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki conducts Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale for the first time in a joyous evening of Christmas music by Johann Sebastian Bach. Maestro Suzuki hand-picked the four brilliant soloists from his exclusive Schola Cantorum at Yale University.
This iconic program of familiar masterworks includes the Orchestral Suite No 3, best known for the lyrical “Air on a G String.” Christen, ätzet diesen Tag, Bach’s first known Christmas Cantata is paired with his later, virtuosic Magnificat; performed here in its original setting with the Christmas motets and text restored.
- Venue: First Congregational Church - Berkeley
- Date: Sat December 15, 2012 8:00pm
- City: Berkeley
- Price Range: $25 to $95
- Tickets: 4152521288
Thu December 13, 2012 8:00pm
Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center
Fri December 14, 2012 8:00pm
Sun December 16, 2012 7:30pm
First Congregational Church - Berkeley
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068
Cantata No. 63 Christen, ätzet diesen Tag, BWV 63
Bach - Magnificat in E-flat Major BWV 243a