Gardiner conducts Bach: Christmas Oratorio
John Eliot Gardiner once said of Johann Sebastian Bach that "The range of his art, his imagination, and his creative response to different stimuli, is apparently endless." The works of this seminal figure of the Baroque are at the heart of the conductor's stylistically extremely diverse repertoire and in these live performances – filmed at two concerts in December 2022 – Gardiner performs the Christmas Oratorio with the ensembles he founded and spearheaded the modern revolution in Bach performance: the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists. Although nearly 300 years have now passed since it was first heard, Bach's work remains irresistible in its energy and inspiration.
- Hilary Cronin (Soprano), Hugh Cutting (Countertenor), Jonathan Hanley (Tenor), Frederick Long (Bass), Nick Pritchard (Tenor), Dingle Yandell (Bass)
- English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
- John Eliot Gardiner