2021-22 Season • 1h 3m
Delight in holiday music by Bach and Gabrieli, brilliantly performed—as it was meant to be heard—and led by Raphaël Pichon, acclaimed director of the Paris-based ensemble Pygmalion, in his H+H debut. You’ll sense the awe and wonder of the Christmas story as it unfolds with the exultant “Magnificat,” Mary’s rapturous response to hearing that she will bear the Messiah. Gabrieli’s motet “Hodie” transports you to the realm of the angels proclaiming “Gloria in excelsis Deo.” And Bach’s cantata invites you to rejoice in the season!
J.S. Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243
G. Gabrieli: “Hodie Christus natus est” (“Christ is Born Today”)
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 110, Unser Mund sei voll Lachens (“May our Mouth be Full of Laughter”)
CPE Bach: Heilig, Wq. 217
Raphaël Pichon, conductor
Lauren Snouffer, soprano
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano
Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano
Zachary Wilder, tenor
Christian Immler, bass-baritone
H+H Orchestra and Chorus
View the Program Book - https://cdn.handelandhaydn.org/20211203164406/Bach-Christmas-Program-Book-V2.pdf
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