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The Canticum Novum Singers Present J.S. Bach Complete Christmas Oratorio

December 11, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or

The Canticum Novum Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director will present J.S. Bach’s complete Weihnachts-Oratorium (Christmas Oratorio) on Friday, December 14 - 8:00 PM at St. Jean Baptiste Church, 76th St. and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. This will be the first concert of The Canticum Novum Singers’ 40th Anniversary season.

Guest performers will be Katherine Wessinger, soprano, Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor, Tommy Wazelle, tenor, Jesse Blumberg, baritone and the Artemis Chamber Ensemble. Program notes about the Christmas Oratorio are available at

Tickets for the December 14 concert are $60 and $40, and are available by calling Gotham Early Music Scene at 212-866-0468 or at

For more information, call 914-763-3453?, or go to For MTA transportation information, visit

Artemis Chamber Ensemble presents works ranging from baroque/classical and innovative contemporary works to rock/jazz transcriptions. They can form a chamber orchestra, string quartet, woodwind quintet, brass quintet, and myriad other combinations, which allows for infinite program options. Visit them at

The Canticum Novum Singers, hailed by critics and audiences alike, is now in its 40th season under the direction of its founder, Harold Rosenbaum. During the past 39 years, this chamber choir has achieved both national and international recognition for its stylistic versatility, vocal blend, and expressive range. The ensemble has presented dozens of world, American, and New York premieres by composers ranging from Handel, J.C. Bach, Faure, and Bruckner, to Harbison, Berio, Schnittke, Rorem, Schickele and George Benjamin. Their website is at

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