Classical Christmas Music

Merry Christmas!

We hope you enjoy these examples of classical Christmas music.

Arcangelo Corelli – Christmas Concerto (Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 8) – perfomed by Freiburger Barockorchester

Antonio Caldara – Christmas Cantatas

Johann Sebastian Bach – Christmas Oratorio – performed by conducted by John Eliot Gardiner with the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir

Johann Sebastian Bach – Christmas Oratorio – performed by Concentus Musicus Wien conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Johann Sebastian Bach – Christmas Oratorio – performed by the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

The Messiah, by Georg Friedrich Handel

George Philipp Telemann – The Messiah

Georg Philipp Telemann – Christmas Cantata

A Baroque Christmas Concert


1978 Christmas Concert at Notre Dame Carhedral, Montreal featuring Luciano Pavarotti

A 1995 Christmas Concert from Coventry Cathedral, featuring Kiri Te Kanawa

Three Tenor Christmas Concert in Vienna, 1999

King’s College, Cambridge, 1992


Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenburg Concertos 1 – 6, conducted by Karl Richter

President Trump was criticized for a speech he made in Poland in which he defended western civilization.

One statement singled out for particular criticism in that speech was “…we write symphonies…”

In defense of symphonies and other western classical music is posting videos of this great Western art form.

Here is an excellent performance of an undisputed masterpiece: the Brandenburg Concertos No. 1 – 6 by Johann Sebastian Bach. Conducted here by Karl Richter.