Bach Christmas Oratorio,
BWV 248

December 18, 2022 at 3.00pm


Emmanuel Church

Evangelist: Jonas Budris

Our 2022–23 Ticket Policy

As of 12/12/22, we are sold out of in-person tickets to this performance. Please email to be added to our waitlist, and/or reserve a livestream ticket. Livestream ticket holders will be able to watch the performance live from home, and will have on-demand access to a recording of the performance for 30 days.

J. S. Bach’s radiant Christmas Oratorio has become a holiday favorite at Emmanuel Music. The six cantatas that comprise this work fully set the festival mood for the Christmas season. Bach engages us with exquisite pastoral soundscapes, profound arias and chorales, and dazzling choruses with trumpets and drums.

Come experience this masterpiece in one exhilarating evening as we create our own holiday tradition.

Pre-Concert Family Event

December 18, 2022 | 1:30-2:30pm | Lindsey Chapel

Join us for a festive hour of Christmas carols, Christmas stories from around the world, and milk and cookies! Feel free to stop in at any time, or to drop off your kids here and listen to the lecture in Parish Hall.

Pre-Concert Lecture

December 18, 2022 | 2:00-2:30pm | Parish Hall

Join us for a lecture in Parish Hall given by scholar and Brandeis professor Robert Marshall where he explores the genesis of Bach's Christmas Oratorio, whether it is in fact one work or six separate works, and where this music fits in the composer's artistic development.

Conversation: Simone Dinnerstein & Ryan Turner