‘ORATORIO DE NAVIDAD’, J. S. BACH
Coro Maximiliano Kolbe, Coro San Ignacio de Loyola, Coro CEU San Pablo, Diversity Youth Choir
From our educational center we are convinced of the importance of educating our students in the beauty of music. For this reason and annually, we hold symphonic-choral concerts, which began at Christmas 2017 with the ‘Gloria’ of A. Vivaldi and that continued in 2018 and 2019 with ‘El Mesías’, by G. F. Haendel. In them, the entire educational community of Kolbe and the town of Villanueva de la Cañada are twinned in admiration for the aesthetic proposal represented, which transmits essential and common values to humanity.
This year’s project includes the interpretation of the cantatas 1, 2 and 3 of the ‘Christmas Oratory’ by JS Bach, which represents half of the six parts that make up all of this reference work in the history of music classic. With an hour and a half duration, it will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Sports Pavilion of the Kolbe International College.
Being the third consecutive year that we carry out this type of event, we seek to offer the educational community and the general public access to this universal repertoire in their own locality, without having to travel to large urban centers. We always approach these concerts under the methodology of a didactic concert, in which everything that is offered to us in a score like this is discovered but that is only possible to know from the hand of the great musicians, such as hidden symbology, the connections between text and music, the role of each actor involved, the usefulness of each instrument according to the message to be transmitted, etc. In this way, year after year, we will forge a precious tradition of marked local character, which strengthens ties between all the agents involved in Villanueva: students, teachers, staff, neighbors, merchants, public authorities, etc.