Christmas Around Europe 2011

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Radio 3 celebrates Christmas with its annual day of live and specially recorded concerts from around the European Broadcasting Union.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

12:00 St Christian's Church, Christianshavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

The days begins with a concert from the Middle East Peace Orchestra, which is made up of musicians from different ethnic groups from around the Middle East.

They'e joined by the DR Vocal Ensemble for a Christmas Concert for Peace, including music from Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions.

Anon arr Goldschmidt: En rose sa jeg skyde (I saw a rose in bud)

Handel arr MEPO: Messiah Overture

Arr Anders Singh Vesterdahl: Arabian Dance

Gruber arr Goldschmidt: Silent Night (sung in Arabic)

Trad: Nachamu (Comfort ye)

Handel arr MEPO: Comfort ye, my people - Every valley - And the glory (Messiah)

Trad: Oud Taxim

Silesian melody arr Wikander: Dejilig er Jorden (Lovely is the Earth)

Trad Jewish arr Goldschmidt: Channukat Beit (housewarming)

Allvin: Liebesleid

Mendelssohn arr Malmberg: Lied ohne Worte

Handel arr MEPO: For unto us (Messiah)

DR Vocal Ensemble

Middle East Peace Orchestra

Henrik Goldschmidt (conductor)

13:00 Kallio Church, Helsinki, Finland - LIVE

A live concert from Kallio Church in Helsinki, featuring soprano Maria Cristina Kiehr and the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra in a programme of 16th and 17th century Baltic and Mediterranean music.

Malvezzi: Sinfonia

Buxtehude: Herr, wenn ich nur dich hab', BuxWV38

Friderici: Ad perennis vitae fontem

Dijkman: Lamentum

Kirchhoff: Suite a 4

Cazzati: Alma redemptoris Mater

Rossi: Sonata sopra l'aria de Ruggiero

Monteverdi: Confitebor tibi Domine

Maria Cristina Kiehr (soprano)

Helsinki Baroque Orchestra

Aapo Hakkinen (conductor)

14:00 Grote Kerk, Enschede, Netherlands

Ecce mundi gaudium

The female vocalists of the ensemble Discantus perform 12th and 13th century monophonic and polyphonic chant, preserved in manuscripts from all over Europe.

Discantus

Brigitte Lesne (director)

15:00 Church of St Simon and St Jude, Prague, Czech Republic

Musica Florea perform music by one of the most important Bohemian baroque composers, Jan Dismas Zelenka, much admired by JS Bach.

We'll hear two of his many sacred vocal works.

Zelenka: Magnificat in C, ZWV107

Zelenka: Missa Nativitatis Domini, ZWV8

Barbara Sojkova (soprano)

Sylva Cmugrova (alto)

Jan Onderjka (tenor)

Tomas Kral (baritone)

Musica Florea

Marek Styncl (director)

16:00 Choral Evensong

17:00 Campo Church, Valongo, Portugal

The vocal ensemble Capella Duriensis is made up of young Portuguese singers who specialise in a cappella music.

They perform a programme of Portuguese Medieval and Renaissance music.

Tavener: Icon of the Nativity

Cardoso: Missa Puer qui natus est

Machaut: 3 Ballades

Pérotinus: Alleluia

Traditional (15th-century): Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

Pearsall: In Dulci Jubilo

Capella Duriensis

Jonathan Ayerst (director)

18:00 Rolf Böhme Hall, Konzerthaus, Freiburg, Germany

For the final concert of the day, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Collegium Vocale Ghent perform orchestral and choral music by Bach, and Zelenka's mightly Missa dei filii.

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.

1 in F, BWV 1046

Bach: Cantata 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland', BWV61

Zelenka: Missa dei filii

Christina Landshammer (soprano)

Damien Guillon (alto)

Thomas Hobbs (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Marcus Creed (conductor).

With music performed in Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.

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Radio 3 celebrates Christmas with its annual day of live and specially recorded concerts from around the European Broadcasting Union.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

12:00 St Christian's Church, Christianshavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

The days begins with a concert from the Middle East Peace Orchestra, which is made up of musicians from different ethnic groups from around the Middle East.

They'e joined by the DR Vocal Ensemble for a Christmas Concert for Peace, including music from Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions.

Anon arr Goldschmidt: En rose sa jeg skyde (I saw a rose in bud)

Handel arr MEPO: Messiah Overture

Arr Anders Singh Vesterdahl: Arabian Dance

Gruber arr Goldschmidt: Silent Night (sung in Arabic)

Trad: Nachamu (Comfort ye)

Handel arr MEPO: Comfort ye, my people - Every valley - And the glory (Messiah)

Trad: Oud Taxim

Silesian melody arr Wikander: Dejilig er Jorden (Lovely is the Earth)

Trad Jewish arr Goldschmidt: Channukat Beit (housewarming)

Allvin: Liebesleid

Mendelssohn arr Malmberg: Lied ohne Worte

Handel arr MEPO: For unto us (Messiah)

DR Vocal Ensemble

Middle East Peace Orchestra

Henrik Goldschmidt (conductor)

13:00 Kallio Church, Helsinki, Finland - LIVE

A live concert from Kallio Church in Helsinki, featuring soprano Maria Cristina Kiehr and the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra in a programme of 16th and 17th century Baltic and Mediterranean music.

Malvezzi: Sinfonia

Buxtehude: Herr, wenn ich nur dich hab', BuxWV38

Friderici: Ad perennis vitae fontem

Dijkman: Lamentum

Kirchhoff: Suite a 4

Cazzati: Alma redemptoris Mater

Rossi: Sonata sopra l'aria de Ruggiero

Monteverdi: Confitebor tibi Domine

Maria Cristina Kiehr (soprano)

Helsinki Baroque Orchestra

Aapo Hakkinen (conductor)

14:00 Grote Kerk, Enschede, Netherlands

Ecce mundi gaudium

The female vocalists of the ensemble Discantus perform 12th and 13th century monophonic and polyphonic chant, preserved in manuscripts from all over Europe.

Discantus

Brigitte Lesne (director)

15:00 Church of St Simon and St Jude, Prague, Czech Republic

Musica Florea perform music by one of the most important Bohemian baroque composers, Jan Dismas Zelenka, much admired by JS Bach.

We'll hear two of his many sacred vocal works.

Zelenka: Magnificat in C, ZWV107

Zelenka: Missa Nativitatis Domini, ZWV8

Barbara Sojkova (soprano)

Sylva Cmugrova (alto)

Jan Onderjka (tenor)

Tomas Kral (baritone)

Musica Florea

Marek Styncl (director)

16:00 Choral Evensong

17:00 Campo Church, Valongo, Portugal

The vocal ensemble Capella Duriensis is made up of young Portuguese singers who specialise in a cappella music.

They perform a programme of Portuguese Medieval and Renaissance music.

Tavener: Icon of the Nativity

Cardoso: Missa Puer qui natus est

Machaut: 3 Ballades

Pérotinus: Alleluia

Traditional (15th-century): Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

Pearsall: In Dulci Jubilo

Capella Duriensis

Jonathan Ayerst (director)

18:00 Rolf Böhme Hall, Konzerthaus, Freiburg, Germany

For the final concert of the day, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Collegium Vocale Ghent perform orchestral and choral music by Bach, and Zelenka's mightly Missa dei filii.

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.

1 in F, BWV 1046

Bach: Cantata 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland', BWV61

Zelenka: Missa dei filii

Christina Landshammer (soprano)

Damien Guillon (alto)

Thomas Hobbs (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Marcus Creed (conductor).

Louise Fryer presents concerts from Portugal and Germany.