Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Last edited by matthew.maier on 12 October 2019

Venue, Timing and Cost

St Mary's Church, Church Road, Thame OX9 3AJ
Saturday, 16 November 2019
7.30 pm

Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness?

I don’t think so. More likely to be icy rain, frosts and chill winds to compound the rapidly decreasing hours of daylight. What you need is a refuge of warmth and balm, an inviting atmosphere and a glass of something comforting, accompanied by some of the most beautiful music ever written. And that’s what’s on offer for you at St Mary’s, Thame, on the evening of Saturday November 16th.

The Great Milton Singers and the Wheatley Singers, bolstered by Peter Foster’s terrific Cumnor Choral Society, will perform J S Bach’s sumptuous Christmas Oratorio. Their performance will be enhanced by a sparkling orchestra, sourced from far and near, and some of their favourite soloists. Bach wrote the work for the Christmas season of 1734 and it’s been delighting and astounding audiences ever since.

The full work, telling the whole Christmas story, lasts three hours… …keep reading!!! This performance, as is usual, will present parts one to three. These sections showcase some of the most uplifting and ethereal rapture-inducing music.

If that weren’t enough, as a bonus prelude, the orchestra will perform Albinoni's (actually Giazotto's - come along and find out what that means!) mesmerising “Adagio” (“Fame” Flashdance”, Thérèse Raquin”, Richard Clayderman!).

Put the date in your diary now and we look forward to seeing you there.

This Concert in aid of Helen and Douglas House and Nightingale Hospice

Further Information

Contact Details: 

Tickets are £10 available by email: or from Wheatley Library, Great Milton Stores, The Bookhouse,Thame or on the door (subject to availability)