The Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música Catalana and Les Talens Lyriques, conducted by Christophe Rousset, will be giving a concert at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris on 20 December. They will be playing the Christmas Oratorio, one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s greatest liturgical works. The performance is part of the international tour which took them to Lausanne in November and will be taking them to Pamplona and Barcelona. The concert has the support of the Institut Ramon Llull, which is committed to introducing the Cor de Cambra and the Orfeó Català to the international scene.
The Christmas Oratorio is a set of six cantatas which Bach composed for the Christmas festivities in 1734. He then put them together and called them an ‘oratorio’. On 16 December at the Auditorio Baluarte in Pamplona, on 18 at the Palau de la Música Catalana and lastly on 20 at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris they will be playing cantatas no. 1 (Christmas Day), no. 2 (The day after Christmas), no. 3 (The third day of Christmas) and no. 6 (Epiphany).
The Cor de Cambra will be joined by the renowned French instrumental group Les Talens Lyriques, founded by Christophe Rousset in 1991. The soprano Katherine Watson, the countertenor Damien Guillon, the tenor Julien Prégardien and the bass Matthew Brook will also be performing.
With Les Talens Lyriques
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