Classical music

London Philharmonic Orchestra: Christmas Oratorio

Part of Classical Season 2017/18

Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra conclude our yearlong Belief & Beyond Belief festival with a performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

At Christmas, the timeless cycle of the seasons and the rituals of belief swing into alignment.

As a church musician, Johann Sebastian Bach saw himself merely as a craftsman serving God. But when the six cantatas he wrote for the Christmas season are combined into this monumental Christmas Oratorio, the result is something so joyous, so strong and so richly inspired that conventional belief becomes unnecessary.

With four outstanding soloists and Vladimir Jurowski conducting, Belief and Beyond Belief ends with a work of art that can refresh any human spirit.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Maria Keohane soprano
Anke Vondung mezzo-soprano
Jeremy Ovenden tenor
Stephan Loges bass-baritone
London Philharmonic Choir


JS Bach: Christmas Oratorio

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Royal Festival Hall


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Performance time
Please note start time of 7pm.

Part of Belief and Beyond Belief festival

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The following concerts are not included in this offer: Meow Meow and London Philharmonic Orchestra: More Pandemonium... With a Festive Twist (4 Dec 2017) and A Golden Gala Evening: London Philharmonic Orchestra (27 Jan 2017).