Bach: Christmas Oratorio - Frank Sahesch-Pur (soprano); Heiner Hopfner (tenor); Hubertus Bauman (soprano); Michael Hoffman (contralto); Nikolaus Hillebrand (bass); Regensburger Domspatzen (choir, chorus); Collegium St. Emmeram; Hanns-Martin Schneidt (conductor)
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  1. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7)
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The smart money says that the fall 2006 reissues of Christmas discs featuring the singing of the Regensburger Domspatzen have something to do with the fact that the brother of choral director Georg Ratzinger had recently been elected Pope Benedict VI. This 1979 recording of Bach's Weichnachtsoratorium, for example, is a fine and upstanding performance with the kind of rousing support from the period-instrument Collegium St. Emmeram led by Hans-Martin Schneidt that makes it a more than acceptable third or fourth choice in ...

Bach: Christmas Oratorio 2006, Archiv Produktion

UPC: 028947762829