Bach: Magnificat In E-flat Major & Missa In F Majo
Morrison, Hannah; Hicks, Angela; Mobley, Reginald L.; Ashley, Charlotte; Buratto, Gianluca; Minney, Eleanor; Hymas, Hugo; English Baroque Soloists; Monteverdi Choir; Muffett, Jake; Gardiner, John Eliot
The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists celebrate Christmas with a mixed programme of J.S. Bach’s sacred choral works. As we approach the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Church, these works transport listeners to 18th-century Leipzig for a traditional Christmas celebration. The programme moves from the intimacy of “Süßer Trost” to the vast celebration of joy that is Bach's Magnificat. The Bach at Christmas project is dedicated to the memory of philanthropist and patron of the Monteverdi choir, Sir Ralph Kohn. The concerts from which these recordings were taken took place at the Alte Oper, Frankfurt, in December of 2016.