Johann Sebastian Bach's most famous Christmas work has been recorded live at the Salle Henry Le Boeuf in the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. Who would have thought, three centuries ago, that all six cantatas, written by Bach for the services from Christmas to the Epiphany, would one day be performed as a single work presenting the Christmas story? Internationally-renowned Bach expert Philippe Herreweghe, who founded the Collegium Vocale in 1970, surrounded himself with superb soloists.
Selected tracks available on Apple Music:
"Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf preiset die Tage"
"Bereite dich Zion, mit zärtlichen Trieben"
"Großer Herr, o starker König"
"Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe"
"Herr, dein Mitleid, dein Erbarmen"
Bach: Christmas Oratorio. BWV 248, Cantatas I – VI