Bach Christmas Oratorio: A Holiday Concert with Yale Schola Cantorum

Event time: 
Saturday, December 10, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Woolsey Hall (WOOL) See map
500 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Open to: 
General Public
Hours of operation: 

7:30 - 9:00pm

Event description: 

Join us on December 10 in Woolsey Hall as Yale Schola Cantorum, conducted by David Hill, perform Weihnachts Oratorium BWV 248 (or the Christmas Oratorio) by Johann Sebastian Bach. View full program. The concert will also be live streamed. View live stream here.

Yale Schola Cantorum is a chamber choir that performs sacred music from the sixteenth century to the present day in concert settings and choral services around the world.

Professor David Hill has a long and distinguished career as one of the leading conductors in Europe. His positions have included being chief conductor of the BBC Singers and musical director of the Bach Choir. He is currently adjunct professor of Choral Conducting at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and principal conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum. Read more.

A pre-concert lecture, “Sacred Love Songs and Royal Jubilation: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and its History” will be offered by Professor Markus Rathey at 6:30 pm in Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, room 114. This building is located diagonally across the street from Woolsey Hall with the entrance at 1 Prospect Street. Staff will be present to guide you. Rathey is the Robert S. Tangeman Professor in the Practice of Music History at Yale. The talk is in-person only and will not be live streamed.

Yale Schola Cantorum. Photo: Robert Lisak