19 May 2016
10.12.2017 – Christmas Oratorio 5 with Australian Chamber Orchestra and Richard Tognetti, Sydney Opera House
Sunday 10th December
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
BACH Christmas Oratorio
Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Choir of London
Nicholas Mulroy Evangelist
The last time the ACO performed Bach’s Christmas Oratoriocritics, audiences and the Orchestra themselves considered it the concert of the year. Bach’s monumental and colourful work was composed in 1733/34 and was written for each of the six major feast days of the Christmas period. It’s the quintessential Christmas choral extravaganza.
Joining the ACO once again for this wonderfully festive oratorio is the Choir of London which was established in 2004 to perform this very work with a Palestinian Choir on the West Bank. Nicholas Mulroy makes a welcome return as the Evangelist, ably joined by an ensemble of star singers.
With an early starting time and running at just under three hours, these performances will include an extended meal interval* to complete the Oratorio experience.