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BBC Singers and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Live from Glasgow

Live from City Halls in Glasgow, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers perform five of the cantatas from Bach's Christmas Oratorio. Presented by Jamie MacDougall.

The BBC Performing Groups annual live week continues with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers in 5 of the Cantatas from Bach's Christmas Oratorio, live from Glasgow City Halls. It was written for the Christmas season of 1734 and uses music from earlier Bach cantatas.

Presented by Jamie MacDougall

Bach Christmas Oratorio
Rosemary Joshua (sop)
Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-sop)
James Gilchrist (tenor)
Benjamin Appl (baritone)
BBC Singers
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
David Hill (conductor)

2.00pm
Part 1 (Cantatas 1-3):
Cantata 1 Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage
Cantata 2 Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend
Cantata 3 Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen

3.55pm
Part 2 (Cantatas 5-6)
Cantata 5 Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen
Cantata 6 Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • BBC Singers and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Live

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Christmas Oratorio BWV.248

      Singer: Rosemary Joshua. Singer: Jennifer Johnston. Singer: Ben Johnson. Singer: James Gilchrist. Singer: Benjamin Appl. Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Hill.
  • Toivo Kuula

    Prelude and fugue Op.10

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • Kuula - Songs & Orchestral Music.
    • Dutton.
    • CDLX7272.
  • Oskar Merikanto

    Rukous (Ave Maria)

    Singer: Soile Isokoski. Performer: Marita Viitasalo.
    • Finnish Songs.
    • Ondine.
    • ODE9632.
  • Oskar Merikanto

    Pai, pai paitaressu (Bye Bye My Sweet Swaddled Baby)

    Singer: Soile Isokoski. Performer: Marita Viitasalo.
    • Finnish Songs.
    • Ondine.
    • ODE9632.
  • Oskar Merikanto

    Metsakyyhkyset (The wood doves)

    Singer: Soile Isokoski. Performer: Marita Viitasalo.
    • Finnish Songs.
    • Ondine.
    • ODE9632.
  • Oskar Merikanto

    Kun paiva paistaa (When the sun shines)

    Singer: Soile Isokoski. Performer: Marita Viitasalo.
    • Finnish Songs.
    • Ondine.
    • ODE9632.

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Singers
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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