About this Performance
For much of his life, J.S. Bach created sacred music week after week, as required by his job as a church organist and music director. The Christmas season provided extra inspiration and opportunity for Bach. He composed a grand Christmas Oratorio, which consisted of six separate cantatas, each telling a part of the Biblical story. The first cantata celebrates the first day of Christmas. Cantata No. 6 celebrates Epiphany, traditional end of the Christmas period. Conducting this festive program is one of the world’s top Baroque specialists, Dutch keyboardist Ton Koopman, who has recorded all of Bach’s nearly 200 cantatas. Two other pieces on the program, both instrumental, were not composed for Christmas, but enhance the spirit of celebration.See other concerts in this series
Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.
Enhance Your Experience
Drinks in The Garden
Event starts at 6:30PM
Set the tone for your night with Drinks in The Garden. Starting at 6:30pm, you can enjoy music and complimentary drinks, and soak up the lush and leafy ambience of Walt Disney Concert Hall’s Blue Ribbon Garden.
Subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.