Bach's Christmas Oratorio - Australian Chamber Orchestra

Bach's Christmas Oratorio

3 - 10 December 2017


BACH Christmas Oratorio


Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Choir of London
Nicholas Mulroy Evangelist

The last time the ACO performed Bach’s Christmas Oratorio critics, audiences and the Orchestra themselves considered it the concert of the year. Bach’s monumental and colourful work was composed in 1733/34 and was written for each of the six major feast days of the Christmas period. It’s the quintessential Christmas choral extravaganza.

Joining the ACO once again for this wonderfully festive oratorio is the Choir of London which was established in 2004 to perform this very work with a Palestinian Choir on the West Bank. Nicholas Mulroy makes a welcome return as the Evangelist, ably joined by an ensemble of star singers.

With an early starting time and running at just under three hours, these performances will include an extended meal interval* to complete the Oratorio experience.

*Interval durations:

4, 6, 8 December - 60 minutes
3, 10 December - 40 minutes

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Arts Centre Melbourne, with Robert Murray 
Sun 3 Dec 1.15pm
Mon 4 Dec 5.45pm


QPAC, with Gillian Wills
Wed 6 Dec 5.45pm


Llewellyn Hall, with Vincent Plush 
Fri 8 Dec 5.45pm


Sydney Opera House, with Toby Chadd
Sun 10 Dec 1.15pm