Thursday, December 24, 2009

Palm Trees in Leipzig

St Nicholas' Church Leipzig
(St Nikolaikirche)

One of my favourite pieces of music at this time of year is J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachts Oratorium) which was written to celebrate the six feast days of Christmas and first performed at this Church and St Thomas' in Leipzig in the winter of 1734/35. St Nicholas' was built in 1165 and partly restored in 1784-97 by J.F.C. Dauthe and A.F. Oser . The interior is inspiring for all plant lovers as the columns are magnificently decorated with swirling leaves and flowers.

J.S.Bach, Christmas Oratorio, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin conducted by Rene Jacobs harmonia mundi 2004


  1. How Utterly Beautiful!! Merry Christmas! Best Wishes, Carol

  2. The 'Palm trees' are beautiful. Wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.