Bach: Cantatas for Christmas
Soli Deo Gloria SDG-178 (6 CDs)
Bach: Cantata, Gloria in excelsis Deo, BWV 191 (13:42)
Claron McFadden, soprano; Christoph Genz, tenor; Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists / Sir John Eliot Gardiner
This boxed set is a collection of cantatas for the entire Christmas season from the award-winning series of recordings made during the 2000 Bach Cantata Pilgrimage. It features a cast of stellar soloists including Magdalena Kožená, Bernarda Fink, Michael Chance, James Gilchrist, Christoph Genz, etc. The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists give their customary brilliant performances.