Monday 20 December 2021 7:30PM

Solomon's Knot

Live stream starts at 8:00PM


This concert was live-streamed as part of the Autumn 2021 Series. The video is no longer online but other concerts are available to watch in full here: Wigmore Hall Concert Video Library

Download the PDF programme and song sheet/translations here. Reproduction and distribution is strictly prohibited.


  • Solomon's Knot
  • Kinga Ujszászi violin, leader
  • Agata Darashkaite violin
  • Guy Button violin
  • Magdalena Loth-Hill violin
  • Joanne Miller viola
  • Ursina Braun cello
  • Jan Zahourek double bass
  • Eva Caballero flute
  • Marta Gonçalves flute
  • Andrés Villalobos Lépiz oboe
  • Oonagh Lee oboe
  • Nicola Barbagli oboe
  • Sami White oboe
  • Inga Maria Klaucke bassoon
  • Russell Gilmour trumpet
  • William Russell trumpet
  • Gareth Hoddinott trumpet
  • Rosemary Toll timpani
  • Anneke Scott horn
  • Anna Drysdale horn
  • Oliver-John Ruthven harpsichord, organ
  • Clare Lloyd-Griffiths soprano
  • Nathan Mercieca alto
  • Kate Symonds-Joy alto
  • Andrew Tortise tenor
  • Ruairi Bowen tenor
  • Jonathan Sells bass
  • Alex Ashworth bass

Much of its music adapted from previous compositions, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio consists of half a dozen cantatas designed to be performed on separate occasions during the Christmas period – as was originally the scheme in Leipzig between December 25 1734 and January 6 1735. As such, it is rarely heard complete. In this programme the first four cantatas are performed.

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
      • Christmas Oratorio BWV248
        • Cantata I: Jauchzet, frohlocket! Auf, preiset die Tage
        • Cantata II: Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend
  • Interval
        • Cantata III: Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen
        • Cantata IV: Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben

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