The Music Plays On — Bach Christmas Oratorio

Donato Cabrera
2 min readDec 25, 2020

Johann Sebastian Bach composed his Weihnachts-Oratorium, or Christmas Oratorio in 1734 and is considered to be part of a group of three oratorios that were composed in Leipzig during this same time, the other two being the Ascension Oratorio and the Easter Oratorio.

The Chistmas Oratorio is a much larger piece than the other two, though, and is performed much more frequently, as well…

Donato Cabrera

Music Director of the California Symphony and Las Vegas Philharmonic