Ebu Day Of Christmas Music

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Andrew Mcgregor presents a day of live Christmas concerts from radio stations in Europe and Canada.

The first performance comes from Moscow with music by Tchaikovsky and Glinka.

Music from the Byzantine tradition comes frm Bucharest, after which Polish Radio offers a Mass for Christmas by Jozef Zeidler (1744-1806).

From Laval in Southern Quebec, Les Choeurs du Nouveau Monde perform choral music.

This is followed by a concert from Chrudim in the Czech Republic featuring a Christmas Mass by Jaroslav Krcek, who also conducts the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra and the ensemble Musica Bohemia.

St Stephen's Church in Karlsruhe is the venue for an organ recital by Carsten Wiebusch.

Finally, Bob Chilcott conducts the BBC Singers in a concert from St Giles Church, Cripplegate.

Food writer Elisabeth Luard talks about the ingredients and traditions of the seasonal tables of each of the regions visited.