Ebu Day Of Christmas Music 2013

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01Christmas Around Europe20131222

Louise Fryer presents this year's day of live and specially recorded Christmas concerts from around Europe. We begin live from Helsinki, where the Lumen Valo Vocal Ensemble perform traditional and modern Christmas vocal music. Then to Tallinn for a joint concert of Estonian and Norwegian musicians performing a programme of Gregorian chants and Norwegian sacred folk songs.

Presented by Louise Fryer

1.05pm Live from Kallio Church, Helsinki

Gardner: Znamenny chant

Pearsall: In dulci jubilo

G Gabrieli: O magnum mysterium

Matthew Whittall: This Advent Moon

Juhani Komulainen: Salve flos et decor (from Piae Cantiones)

Palestrina: Hodie Christus natus est

Mikko Sidoroff: Holy Night

Morten Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium

Praetorius: Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen

Ahti Sonninen: Christmas Hymn

Lumen Valo Vocal Ensemble

2pm from St Nicholas' Church, Tallinn

Gregorian chant and Norwegian sacred folk songs

Henning Sommerro (organ, accordion, voice)

Schola Sanctae Sunnivae

Anne Kleivset (director)

Vox Clamantis

Jaan-Eik Tulve (director)

Sursum Corda Vocal Ensemble.

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Louise Fryer continues the day of Christmas Music from around Europe, beginning with a concert from Prague featuring Capricornus's Missa Nativitatis. Then it's live to Munich for a concert of Respighi, Bach, and Britten's Ceremony of Carols performed by the Bavarian Radio Chorus. The Hungarian contribution includes a performance of Bruckner's Te Deum, and the day concludes with Bach Christmas Cantatas performed by the Ricercar Consort in Antwerp.

Presented by Louise Fryer

4pm from the Church of St Martin in the Wall, Prague

Rigatti: Magnificat

Samuel Capricornus: Adesto mulitudo coelestis

Samuel Capricornus: Missa Nativitatis

Hana Blazíková (soprano)

Gabriela Eibenová (soprano)

Ensemble Inegal

Adam Viktora (conductor)

5pm Live from Studio 1, Bavarian Radio, Munich

Respighi: Lauda per la natività del Signore

Bach: Chorale 'Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier'

Britten: A Ceremony of Carols

Bavarian Radio Chorus

Uta Jungwirth (harp)

Members of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mirga Grazynte-Tyla (conductor)

6pm from Bela Bartok Concert Hall, Palace of the Arts, Budapest

Miklós Kocsár: O beautiful mysterious night

Bruckner: Symphony No.1 in C minor (Scherzo)

Bruckner: Te Deum

Klára Kolonits (soprano)

Judit Németh (mezzo-soprano)

István Horváth (tenor)

Krisztián Cser (bass)

Hungarian Radio Chorus

Hungarian Radio Children's Chorus

Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Gergely Vajda (conductor)

7pm from Blauwe Zaal, deSingel, Antwerp

Bach: 3 Christmas Cantatas:

Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, BWV 40

Jauchzet, frohlocket! Auf, preiset die Tage, BWV 248:1

Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 91

Hannah Morrison (soprano)

Carlos Mena (alto)

Hans Jörg Mammel (tenor)

Matthias Vieweg (bass)

Ricercar Consort

Philippe Pierlot (conductor).