Puer natus est

Christmas Cantatas by J. S. Bach and G. Ph. Telemann

Saturday 30. 12. 2023 | 19.00 Sts. Simon and Jude Church
Dušní/U Milosrdných, Praha 1 - Staré Město
with intermission


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Kantáta „Süsser Trost, mein Jesus kömmt“, BWV 151
Duet z kantáty „Unser Mund sei voll Lachens“, BWV 110


Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)
Magnificat G dur „Meine Seele erhebet den Herrn“, TWV 9:18



Georg Philipp Telemann
Koncert pro 2 flétny a calchedon, TWV 53:h1


Johann Kuhnau (1660–1722) / formerly attributed to J. S. Bach, BWV 142
Christmas cantata “Uns ist ein Kind geboren”


The Christmas concert will be dedicated to the works of two true giants of the Baroque repertoire – Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann. Both are among the leading composers of sacred cantatas, not only in terms of quality but also in terms of quantity. In his time, Telemann was even better known than his contemporary Bach; for example, when the new Leipzig Cantor was appointed in 1722, Telemann was the first choice. Bach only gained this important position in his career at his third attempt. Let us listen and reflect as we listen to the consummate rendition of Telemann´s joyful Magnicifat and contemplative Bach´s Christmas cantatas by Hana Blažíková, Lucie Netušilová Karafiátová, Ondřej Holub, Jaromír Nosek and the Collegium Marianum ensemble.


Jana Semerádová – flauto traverso, artistic director
Lenka Torgersen – concert master
Magdalena Malá – violin
Andreas Torgersen – Baroque viola
Hana Fleková – Baroque cello
Anna Špelinová – recorders
Laura Hoeven and Petra Ambrosi – Baroque oboe
Jan Krejča – theorbo
Ján Prievozník – double bass
Filip Hrubý – harpsichord, organ positive


Sts. Simon and Jude Church

Dušní/U Milosrdných, Praha 1 - Staré Město

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