Rarely performed, Houstonians will have the opportunity to embrace the joy of the Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach on December 10 at 3pm performed by Bach Society Houston www.bachsocietyhouston.org.

Organ, oboes, flutes, trumpets, drums, and even more instruments combined with gorgeous voice will fill the acoustically superb new Brockman Hall at Rice University. An additional chestnut is the return of rising tenor Kyle Stegall who will perform the role of The Evangelist with BSH and his debut with Ars Lyrica Houston on Dec. 13.  It’s a not to be missed musical story of The Nativity.

BSH conductor Rick Erickson and tenor Kyle Stegall are available for interviews about the performance, its majesty, and why it’s so rarely performed today.