A Classic Christmas Presented By Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra
John V. Sinclair, conductor • Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra
Mary Wilson, soprano
Kevin Deas, bass-baritone
After a two-year absence, A Classic Christmas returns to Knowles Memorial Chapel. Audiences of all ages enjoy this annual celebration of seasonal classics arranged exclusively for the Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra with soprano Mary Wilson and bass-baritone Kevin Deas. Now seen each year in over 100 PBS markets nationwide, A Classic Christmas has become a beloved holiday tradition
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For over 88 years, The Bach Festival Choir is the pinnacle of oratorio singing in the South
Lauded by Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout as “by any possible standard, one of the finest organizations of its kind in America”, the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor John V. Sinclair, has earned an international reputation for excellence among oratorio and choral societies.
Since 1935, the Choir has earned a reputation of excellence through its extraordinary repertoire and collaborations.
As an oratorio choir, the Bach Festival Choir’s performs the generally recognized “Greatest Classical Choral Works.” The Bach Passions, his Mass in b minor, along with major works by Verdi, Mozart, Brahms, Rossini, Puccini, and others, are presented in rotation. However, the Choir also delights in presenting lesser known works and those by contemporary composers.