University of York Choir: Christmas Oratorio

University of York Choir
Northern Sinfonia
Peter Seymour conductor

Johann Sebastian Bach  Cantatas from Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248

The sequence of cantatas written for performance during the Christmas season presents Bach at his finest and most festive, calling for his largest orchestral forces with many memorable and ornate solo instrumental lines and choruses. Performing three of the six pieces (Cantatas I, III, VI) with the University Choir is an outstanding team of soloists alongside the wonderful Royal Northern Sinfonia. ‘There is no better chamber orchestra in Britain' [Gaurdian]