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Celebrate the holidays with the SPCO this December with performances of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos and Handel’s Messiah.

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Bach’s  Brandenburg  Concertos

Continuing our annual holiday tradition, the SPCO presents Bach’s most treasured set of orchestral works, the Brandenburg Concertos. The profound inventiveness and instrumental virtuosity of these enduring Baroque masterpieces will be on full display as led by our own SPCO musicians and soloists.

Thursday | Dec 8 | 7:30pm
Temple Israel, Minneapolis
Friday | Dec 9 | 8:00pm
Saturday | Dec 10 | 8:00pm
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul

paul mccreesh

Handel’s  Messiah

Celebrate the holidays with one of classical music’s most beloved traditions as the SPCO performs Handel’s Messiah. English conductor Paul McCreesh returns to conduct the SPCO after leading “illuminating performances” (Star Tribune) of Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion during the 2015.16 season. Now turning to another masterpiece of the Baroque repertoire, McCreesh brings his “arresting vision” (Pioneer Press) to Handel’s Messiah. This is sure to be a wonderful musical experience for the whole family and a highlight of the Twin Cities holiday season.

Copresented with The Basilica of Saint Mary

Friday | Dec 16 | 8:00pm
Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis
Saturday | Dec 17 | 8:00pm
Sunday | Dec 18 | 2:00pm
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul

Please note: These concerts are not part of our regular subscription series and are not eligible for voucher redemption, season ticket exchanges or concert membership redemption and cannot be included as part of a Create-Your-Own Series.