Leipziger Ballett’s Mario Schröder chose to offset Bach’s 18th century composition of the Canticle of Mary with classical Indian music that started in the same century. The two couldn’t be more different, producing conflicting bodily reactions. Both transport you.
Comprising of choruses, arias and recitatives and being colorfully orchestrated, the Christmas Oratorio is today probably Bach’s most prominent work. This weekend’s performances will be in the experienced hands of the Leipziger Vocalensemble.