Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Elliot Gardiner & English Bach Soloists
English Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner (*1943) found the perfect setting for his recording of J. S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio; the historic Herder Church in Weimar. Against the backdrop of the church's dramatic altarpiece by painter Lucas Cranach the Younger, the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists perform Gardiner's new interpretation of this classic piece. For the renowned conductor, this Weimar concert is a special performance, marking the start of his Bach Cantata Pilgrimage. With this new interpretation of the Christmas Oratorio, Gardiner shows himself once again to be an incontestable specialist in Bach's music. In this documentary, he explains his interpretations, the setting, and more about Bach and his Christmas Oratorio.