Program

Johann Sebastian Bach

Christmas Magnificat, BWV 243a

Michael Praetorius

Es ist ein Ros entsprunger
In dulci jubilo
Wie schon leuchet der Morgenstern

Johann Crüger

Nun Komm der Heyden Heyland
Wie schon leuchet der Morgenstern

Anonymous

Veni, Veni Emanuel/Rorate caeli
Es ist kein Ros, hat solchen Ruhm

And more by Buxtehude, Schütz and Eccard.

 

Featured ARTISTS

Antoine Plante, Conductor

Mary Wilson, Soprano
Hannah Celeste Lu, Soprano
Anthony Roth Costanza, Countertenor
Zachary Wilder, Tenor
Michael Sumuel, Bass

Houston Symphony Chorus Chamber Ensemble
Betsy Cook Weber, Director

RUNNING TIME

1 hr 45 min, with intermission

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE

7:15pm, in Cullen Theater


A joyful and uplifting holiday concert

From resounding trumpets to colorful vocal lines, Bach’s Magnificat is a glorious celebration of the season.  Alongside other holiday favorites like In dulci jubilo and Lo, how a rose e'er blooming, hear one of Bach’s most popular choral works performed as it was during his first Leipzig Christmas in 1723. 

This concert is made possible in part by the Houston Endowment and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

BIOGRAPHIES OF GUEST ARTISTS


Ensemble

Violin

Jonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster
Oleg Sulyga, Principal Second Violin

Joanna Becker
Andrés González
Jackson Guillen
Kana Kimura
Maria Lin
Sean O’Neal

Viola

Kathleen Carrington
Matthew Carrington
Yvonne Smith

Cello

Courtenay Vandiver Pereira
Beiliang Zhu

Violone

Deborah Dunham

Recorder

Gilles Plante

Oboe

Sarah Huebsch
Aki Nishiguchi

Bassoon

Neil Chen

Trumpet

Shelby Lewis
Amanda Pepping

Percussion

Jesús Pacheco

Harpsichord

Mario Aschauer

 

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