Presented by The Cecilia Chorus of New York

Performance Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 8 PM

The Cecilia Chorus of New York with Orchestra

A Bach Family Christmas

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Music Director Mark Shapiro and ASCAP Award-winner The Cecilia Chorus of New York (180 voices with orchestra) present "A Bach Family Christmas", featuring J. S. Bach's Magnificat, seasonal works by Bach's relatives, and the world premiere of Jonathan Breit's comic intermezzo Der Zippelfagottist, in which Bach insults a bassoon player. Soloists include Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Rihab Chaieb and Wolf Trap Young Artist Matthew Swensen.


  • The Cecilia Chorus of New York with Orchestra
    Mark Shapiro, Music Director and Conductor
    Rebecca Farley, Soprano
    Rihab Chaieb, Mezzo-Soprano
    Nicholas Tamagna, Countertenor
    Matthew Swensen, Tenor
    Cody Quattlebaum, Bass-Baritone


  • BACH Magnificat, BWV 243
  • JOHANN CHRISTOPH BACH Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
  • JOHANN ERNST BACH Meine Seele erhebet der Herren
  • JONATHAN BREIT Der Zippelfagottist (World Premiere)

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