For the holiday, the first three parts of Johann Sebastian Bach's beloved Christmas Oratorio — from Dresden, where an annual performance of this inspired music is a treasured tradition. Tune in on Sunday, December 25 at 1:00 p.m. to hear this joyful work.
J.S. BACH: Christmas Oratorio (Cantatas 1-3)Dresden Staatskapelle
Christian Thielemann, conductor
Frauenkirche Chamber Choir, Dresden
Sibylla Rubens, soprano
Christa Mayer, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Behle, tenor
Thomas Quasthoff, baritone
CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS: Oratorio de Noel, Op. 12Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
Ute Selbig, soprano
Annette Market, alto
Armin Ude, tenor
Egbert Junghans, Baritone
This feature is part of Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Holiday Programming.