I Cantori di Carmel
Daniel Henriks, Music Director and Conductor
Teruyo Petrocelli, Accompanist
Jubal Joslyn, tenor and cantor Cathryn Wilkinson, organ
Selections from the Christmas Oratorio J. S. Bach
No. 1 Jauchzet, frohlocket! auf, preiset die Tage
Shout for joy, exult, rise up, glorify the day
No. 5 Wie soll ich dich empfangen
How should I receive you?
No. 12 Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht
Break out, O beautiful light of morning
No. 17 Schaut hin, dort liegt im finstern Stall
Look, there lies in the dark stable
No. 21 Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe
Glory to God in the highest
English Translation by Francis Browne (November 2008, May 2009) as posted on www.bach-cantatas.com. Used with permission
Selections from Christmas Oratorio J. S. Bach
No. 26 Lasset uns nun gehen Bethlehem
Let us now go to Bethlehem
No. 33 Ich will dich mit Fleiß bewahren
I shall diligently keep you in mind
Savior of the Nations, Come J. S. Bach
About Our Guest Choir
I Cantori di Carmel (our Italian name means: The Singers of Carmel) has been bringing choral classics to the Monterey Peninsula since 1981 at the Carmel Mission Basilica and other venues. In 2023 they are planning a European concert tour to France and Spain.
Performing J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachtsoratorium) is an annual tradition in Germany. The music tells of the birth of Jesus, the announcement to the shepherds, and the adoration of the shepherds as they see the Child.
Music Director Daniel Henriks received his Master’s Degree from the Juilliard School of Music in 2000 after studying at the Conservatory in Hannover, Germany. He had an extensive career in Europe as an operatic baritone, orchestra and choral director. Currently he resides in Carmel.
I Cantori will perform the Christmas Oratorio in concert with chorus, orchestra and soloists on December 9 in Santa Cruz, December 10 & 11 in Carmel, and December 17 in San Jose. Tickets and details at www.icantori.org