The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment • J S Bach: Christmas Oratorio (2CD)
Stephen Layton and the combined forces of Trinity College Choir Cambridge, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and an impressive line-up of soloists present a joyous rendition of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. This six-part masterpiece covers the events of the nativity to Epiphany and beautifully evokes the pastoral atmosphere of the Gospels which is such an important part of the Christmas liturgy.
James Gilchrist has become one of the most admired Evangelists performing today, his limpid, flexible tone and great musicianship bringing the stories thrillingly to life.
THE CHOIR OF TRINITY COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE
ORCHESTRA OF THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
Stephen Layton conductor
Katherine Watson soprano
Iestyn Davies countertenor
James Gilchrist tenor
Matthew Brook bass
CDA68031 • Released 2013