Bach’s Christmas Magnificat

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. 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 with Betsy Cook Weber, Director. Program: J.S. Bach: Christmas Magnificat, BWV 243a; Michael Praetorius: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, In dulci jubilo; Johann Cruger: Nun Komm der Heyden Heyland, Wie schön leuchet der Morgenstern; Anonymous: Veni, Veni Emanuel/Rorate caeli, Es ist kein Ros, hat solchen Ruhm and more by Buxtehude, Schütz and Eccard. This concert is made possible in part by the Houston Endowment and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. [Organizer's description]
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