Bach - Christmas Oratorio

Recorded 10-14 January 2013. Released November 2013.


“I’ve long treasured John Eliot Gardiner’s ‘Christmas Oratorio’, but Sir John will have to make room [for] Stephen Layton at the top of my list.” – Fanfare Magazine

Trinity College Choir and Stephen Layton join the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and an impressive line-up of soloists led by Evangelist James Gilchrist for a joyous rendition of Bach’s six cantatas for the festive season from the first day of Christmas to Epiphany.

Album page and digital booklet at Hyperion Records

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Hyperion Records CDA68031/2


  • Katherine Watson (Soprano)
  • Iestyn Davies (Countertenor)
  • James Gilchrist (Tenor)
  • Matthew Brook (Bass)
  • The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Stephen Layton (Conductor)