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RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2011-2012 Season

CHRISTMAS ORATORIO: Parts 1-3
Friday 6 January, 7.30pm

at St Patrick's Cathedral (please note venue)

BACH Christmas Oratorio, BWV248

Friday: Parts 1-3
Saturday: Parts 4-6

Julia Doyle soprano
Paula Murrihy alto
Mark Padmore tenor
Peter Harvey bass
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (chorus master Mark Hindley)
Matthew Halls conductor

The RTÉ NSO's performance of Bach's Mass in B minor was an Irish Times Highlight for 2010. The orchestra continues its enterprising journey into Bach's sacred vocal music with a complete performance over two nights of the great Christmas Oratorio, compiled for performance in Leipzig in 1734-1735. This included Christmas Day and the two following days, the Feast of the Circumcision, the Sunday after New Year, and the Feast of the Epiphany. The story follows the biblical narrative of the appointed readings for the relevant days as the Evangelist and chorus take us through the dramatic events surrounding Christ's nativity - a unique experience.

Please note venue
(Seating unreserved with restricted viewing in places)

Tickets: €25 per concert | €45 for both concerts (Fri 6 & Sat 7)Booking: 01 417 0000 or book online for tickets to Friday night's concert (Part 1-3) | online here for tickets for Friday 6 (Parts1-3) & Saturday 7 January (Parts 4-6)

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