Christmas Around Europe

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Helsinki And Leipzig20181216

Andrew McGregor is our guide for the annual day of Christmas concerts from around Europe. Beginning live in Helsinki with the Finnish Baroque Orchestra and then on to Leipzig

1pm - LIVE from Kallio Church, Helsinki
Beginning with the traditional Sibelius bells tune from Kallio Church, the day begins with a live concert from members of the Finnish Baroque Orchestra. Tenor Juho Punkeri sings arias by Handel, and Pauliina Fred and Hanna Haapamäki join the orchestra for a concerto by Telemann.

Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
Bell Tune of Kallio Church, for bells

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Sinfonia, from 'Semele, HWV 58'
Where'er you walk, aria from 'Semele, HWV 58'
Allemande, from 'Suite in E minor, HWV 429'
Total Eclipse, aria from 'Samson, HWV 57'
Adagio, from 'Flute Sonata in G, HWV 363b'
Gentle airs, melodious strains, aria from 'Athalia, HWV 52'
Juho Punkeri , tenor
Members of the Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Marianna Henriksson , harpsichord

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767)
Concerto for Recorder and Flute in E minor, TWV 52:e1
Pauliina Fred , Baroque flute
Hanna Haapamäki , recorder
Members of the Finnish Baroque Orchestra

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Comfort ye, aria from 'Messiah, HWV 56'
Ev'ry valley, aria from 'Messiah, HWV 56'
Juho Punkeri , tenor
Members of the Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Marianna Henriksson , harpsichord

2pm - from Paulinum, Leipzig
The next stop on Radio 3's journey around Europe is Leipzig, for a varied concert of unaccompanied choral works by Poulenc, Tallis, Britten and Pärt given by the MDR Radio Chorus, Leipzig.

Jean Mouton (before 1459 - 1522)
Nesciens mater virgo virum, motet for 8 voices
Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)
Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël, FP 152
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
Frohlocket, ihr Völker auf Erden, Kyrie, Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe, WoO 26, Heilig, heilig
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Hymn to the Virgin
Arvo Pärt (1935)
Seven Magnificat Antiphons
Franz Xaver Gruber (1787 - 1863)
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)

MDR Radio Chorus, Leipzig
Risto Joost , conductor

Christmas music from around Europe, including Helsinki and Leipzig.

A day of concerts from around Europe to celebrate Christmas

Andrew McGregor is our guide for the annual day of Christmas concerts from around Europe. Beginning live in Helsinki with the Finnish Baroque Orchestra and then on to Leipzig

1pm - LIVE from Kallio Church, Helsinki
Beginning with the traditional Sibelius bells tune from Kallio Church, the day begins with a live concert from members of the Finnish Baroque Orchestra. Tenor Juho Punkeri sings arias by Handel, and Pauliina Fred and Hanna Haapamäki join the orchestra for a concerto by Telemann.

Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
Bell Tune of Kallio Church, for bells

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Sinfonia, from 'Semele, HWV 58'
Where'er you walk, aria from 'Semele, HWV 58'
Allemande, from 'Suite in E minor, HWV 429'
Total Eclipse, aria from 'Samson, HWV 57'
Adagio, from 'Flute Sonata in G, HWV 363b'
Gentle airs, melodious strains, aria from 'Athalia, HWV 52'
Juho Punkeri , tenor
Members of the Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Marianna Henriksson , harpsichord

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767)
Concerto for Recorder and Flute in E minor, TWV 52:e1
Pauliina Fred , Baroque flute
Hanna Haapamäki , recorder
Members of the Finnish Baroque Orchestra

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Comfort ye, aria from 'Messiah, HWV 56'
Ev'ry valley, aria from 'Messiah, HWV 56'
Juho Punkeri , tenor
Members of the Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Marianna Henriksson , harpsichord

2pm - from Paulinum, Leipzig
The next stop on Radio 3's journey around Europe is Leipzig, for a varied concert of unaccompanied choral works by Poulenc, Tallis, Britten and Pärt given by the MDR Radio Chorus, Leipzig.

Jean Mouton (before 1459 - 1522)
Nesciens mater virgo virum, motet for 8 voices
Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)
Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël, FP 152
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
Frohlocket, ihr Völker auf Erden, Kyrie, Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe, WoO 26, Heilig, heilig
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Hymn to the Virgin
Arvo Pärt (1935)
Seven Magnificat Antiphons
Franz Xaver Gruber (1787 - 1863)
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)

MDR Radio Chorus, Leipzig
Risto Joost , conductor

Christmas music from around Europe, including Helsinki and Leipzig.

A day of concerts from around Europe to celebrate Christmas

Malmo, Stuttgart, Ljubljana, Gdansk, Riga, Merseberg and Sofia20191215

Part 2 of the EBU’s day of Christmas concerts from Malmö, Stuttgart, Ljubljana, Gdańsk, Riga, Merseberg and Sofia. Presented by Andrew McGregor.

4pm – ST PETER'S CHURCH, MALMÖ – LIVE
Music from the Swedish folk tradition

TRAD. (Sweden) arr. A. Einarsson: Prepare the way for the Lord
FRANZ BIEBL (1906-2001): Ave Maria
PAUL MEALOR (1975): A Spotless Rose
JOHN GARDNER (1917-2011): Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
KARIN REHNQVIST (1957): Var inte rädd för mörkret [Do not fear the darkness]
SOFIA KARLSSON (1975) arr. U. Emanuelsson: Frid på jorden [Peace on Earth]
TRAD, (Germany) arr. S. Wawer: O du stille Zeit
ANDREJ MAKOR (1987): O Lux beata Trinitas
BOB CHILCOTT (1955): Advent Candle
MARTIN ÅSANDER (1987): Ljuset lyser i mörkret [The light shines in the darkness]
ERIKS EŠENVALDS (1977): O salutaris Hostia
REGER (1873-1916): Mary’s Lullaby
GUSTAF LAZARUS NORDQVIST (1886-1949): Yule, Radiant Yule
EMMY KÖHLER (1858-1925) arr. L. Pourkarim: Nu tändas en stund på jorden [A moment on Earth is lit]

St Petri Youth Choir
Petri Femme
Carl Adam Landström (organ/piano)
Alexander Einarsson (conductor)

5pm – GAISBURG CHURCH, STUTTGART, GERMANY – LIVE
Christmas Songs by Reger and Slovenians Damijan MoĀ?nik and Jacobus Gallus

REGER (1873-1916): Es kommt ein Schiff geladen
DAMIJAN MOČNIK (1967): Acclamatio
REGER: Unser lieben Frauen Traum
MOČNIK: Janez, pusti konjiĀ?ke [John leave the flock]
REGER: Vom Himmel hoch
MOČNIK: Geburtsnacht
JACOBUS GALLUS (1550-1591): Mirabile mysterium
- Hodie Christus natus est
MOČNIK: Je eno Dete rojeno [A Child is born]
REGER: Schlaf mein Kindelein
MOČNIK: BožiĀ?na uspavanka [Christmas Lullaby]
MOČNIK: Sacra religio
SWR Vocal Ensemble, Stuttgart
Martina BatiĀ? (director)

6pm – CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS, LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
Slovenian Christmas songs and organ music

LEOPOLD BELAR (1828-1899): All of Nature is Resting
HUGOLIN SATTNER (1851-1934): Holy Night
BELAR: Behold, the Stars of God
VALENTIN ŠTOLCER (1841-1910): Heavenly Strings
STANKO PREMRL (1880-1965): Organ Pastorale in F
GREGOR RIHAR (1796-1863): Approaching Midnight
AVGUST CERER (1908-1980): Sleep, Little Baby
SATTNER: Blessed Night
PREMRL: Just Sleep
UBALD VRABEC (1905-1992): It was Night
MIRKO RENER (1919-1993): Christmas Eve
PREMRL: Organ Prelude from Christmas Suite
FRANZ XAVER GRUBER (1787-1863): Silent Night, Holy Night

DEKOR Chamber Choir
Petra Grassi (conductor)
Photo of DEKOR in St Francis Church (c) Hugo Šekoranja

7.05pm – CENTRUM ŚWIĘTEGO JANA, GDAŃSK, POLAND – LIVE
Closing concert of the Actus Humanus Nativitas Festival

MICHAEL PRAETORIUS (c.1571-1621): Christmas Mass

Gabrieli Consort & Players
Paul McCreesh (conductor)

8.30pm – RADIO LATVIA STUDIO 1, RIGA, LATVIA

BRITTEN (1913-1976) - Interlude from A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28
TRAD. (France) arr. J. JanĀ?evskis: Veni Veni Emmanuel
TRAD. (England) arr. JanĀ?evskis: God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman
PRAETORIUS: Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
TRAD. (France) arr. JanĀ?evskis: La Marche des rois

Jolanta Strikaite-Lapiņa (soprano)
Ainars Šablovskis (saxophone, duduk)
Ieva Šablovska (harp)
Raimonds Tiguls (piano)
Marta Kauliņa (percussion)

9pm – CATHEDRAL, MERSEBERG, GERMANY
Gewandhaus organist Michael Schönheit plays the Ladegast Organ, made famous by Franz Liszt

J.S. BACH (1685-1750): Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 547
- Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
- Vom Himmel hoch, BWV 700
J.M. BACH (1648-1694): In dulci jubilo
JOSEF SEGER (1716-1782): Toccata VIII: Pastorale and Fugue (‘Narodil se Kristus Pán’)
BRAHMS (1833-1897): Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, op. 122/8
CHRISTIAN ROBERT PFRETZSCHNER (1821-1885): Variations in the Style of a Pastorale on ‘Silent Night’
RHEINBERGER (1839-1901): Organ Sonata No. 4 in A minor, op. 98

Michael Schönheit (organ)

10pm – BNR STUDIO 1, SOFIA, BULGARIA
Bulgarian and Russian Orthodox pieces, and lively Bulgarian works based on folklore

DOBRI HRISTOV (1875-1941): Troparion of the Nativity of Christ
KIRIL POPOV (1955): Rejoice, O Virgin
IOANNIS KOUKOUZELIS (fl. 1300-50): Terirem from the Polyeleos of the Bulgarian Woman
YORDAN GOSHEV (1960): We Sing to Thee
APOSTOL NIKOLAEV-STROUMSKI (1886-1971): Bless the Lord, O My Soul
KONSTANTIN SHVEDOV (1886-1954): O Lord, Bless Thine Inheritance
ALEXANDER TEKELIEV (1942): It is Truly Meet
HRISTOV: Praise the Name of the Lord
DMITRY BORTNIANSKY (1751-1825): Glory to God in the Highest
HRISTOV: The Lord is Born, O Christmas
STEFAN DRAGOSTINOV (1948): The Lord's Mother
TRAD. (Bulgaria): Why did you raise me, my mother
- You, Beautiful Girl
NIKOLAY STOYKOV (1936): Christmas Impressions
ALEXANDER TANEV (1928-1996): Yove, Little Girl
BORTNIANSKY: The Many Years Prayer / Grant, O Lord, Many Years

BNR Mixed Choir
Lyubomira Alexandrova (conductor)

11pm: RADIO LATVIA STUDIO 1, RIGA, LATVIA

LŪSĒNS: Prayer
LATVIAN: Hurry, little mouse
TIGULS: Little Star
TRAD. Mitt hjerte alltid vanker

Andrew McGregor is our guide for part 2 of Christmas Around Europe

A day of concerts from around Europe to celebrate Christmas

Malmo, Stuttgart, Ljubljana, Gdansk, Riga, Merseberg and Sofia20191215

Part 2 of the EBU’s day of Christmas concerts from Malmö, Stuttgart, Ljubljana, Gdańsk, Riga, Merseberg and Sofia. Presented by Andrew McGregor.

4pm – ST PETER'S CHURCH, MALMÖ – LIVE
Music from the Swedish folk tradition

TRAD. (Sweden) arr. A. Einarsson: Prepare the way for the Lord
FRANZ BIEBL (1906-2001): Ave Maria
PAUL MEALOR (1975): A Spotless Rose
JOHN GARDNER (1917-2011): Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
KARIN REHNQVIST (1957): Var inte rädd för mörkret [Do not fear the darkness]
SOFIA KARLSSON (1975) arr. U. Emanuelsson: Frid på jorden [Peace on Earth]
TRAD, (Germany) arr. S. Wawer: O du stille Zeit
ANDREJ MAKOR (1987): O Lux beata Trinitas
BOB CHILCOTT (1955): Advent Candle
MARTIN ÅSANDER (1987): Ljuset lyser i mörkret [The light shines in the darkness]
ERIKS EŠENVALDS (1977): O salutaris Hostia
REGER (1873-1916): Mary’s Lullaby
GUSTAF LAZARUS NORDQVIST (1886-1949): Yule, Radiant Yule
EMMY KÖHLER (1858-1925) arr. L. Pourkarim: Nu tändas en stund på jorden [A moment on Earth is lit]

St Petri Youth Choir
Petri Femme
Carl Adam Landström (organ/piano)
Alexander Einarsson (conductor)

5pm – GAISBURG CHURCH, STUTTGART, GERMANY – LIVE
Christmas Songs by Reger and Slovenians Damijan Močnik and Jacobus Gallus

REGER (1873-1916): Es kommt ein Schiff geladen
DAMIJAN MOČNIK (1967): Acclamatio
REGER: Unser lieben Frauen Traum
MOČNIK: Janez, pusti konjičke [John leave the flock]
REGER: Vom Himmel hoch
MOČNIK: Geburtsnacht
JACOBUS GALLUS (1550-1591): Mirabile mysterium
- Hodie Christus natus est
MOČNIK: Je eno Dete rojeno [A Child is born]
REGER: Schlaf mein Kindelein
MOČNIK: Božična uspavanka [Christmas Lullaby]
MOČNIK: Sacra religio
SWR Vocal Ensemble, Stuttgart
Martina Batič (director)

6pm – CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS, LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
Slovenian Christmas songs and organ music

LEOPOLD BELAR (1828-1899): All of Nature is Resting
HUGOLIN SATTNER (1851-1934): Holy Night
BELAR: Behold, the Stars of God
VALENTIN ŠTOLCER (1841-1910): Heavenly Strings
STANKO PREMRL (1880-1965): Organ Pastorale in F
GREGOR RIHAR (1796-1863): Approaching Midnight
AVGUST CERER (1908-1980): Sleep, Little Baby
SATTNER: Blessed Night
PREMRL: Just Sleep
UBALD VRABEC (1905-1992): It was Night
MIRKO RENER (1919-1993): Christmas Eve
PREMRL: Organ Prelude from Christmas Suite
FRANZ XAVER GRUBER (1787-1863): Silent Night, Holy Night

DEKOR Chamber Choir
Petra Grassi (conductor)
Photo of DEKOR in St Francis Church (c) Hugo Šekoranja

7.05pm – CENTRUM ŚWIĘTEGO JANA, GDAŃSK, POLAND – LIVE
Closing concert of the Actus Humanus Nativitas Festival

MICHAEL PRAETORIUS (c.1571-1621): Christmas Mass

Gabrieli Consort & Players
Paul McCreesh (conductor)

8.30pm – RADIO LATVIA STUDIO 1, RIGA, LATVIA

BRITTEN (1913-1976) - Interlude from A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28
TRAD. (France) arr. J. Jančevskis: Veni Veni Emmanuel
TRAD. (England) arr. Jančevskis: God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman
PRAETORIUS: Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
TRAD. (France) arr. Jančevskis: La Marche des rois

Jolanta Strikaite-Lapiņa (soprano)
Ainars Šablovskis (saxophone, duduk)
Ieva Šablovska (harp)
Raimonds Tiguls (piano)
Marta Kauliņa (percussion)

9pm – CATHEDRAL, MERSEBERG, GERMANY
Gewandhaus organist Michael Schönheit plays the Ladegast Organ, made famous by Franz Liszt

J.S. BACH (1685-1750): Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 547
- Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
- Vom Himmel hoch, BWV 700
J.M. BACH (1648-1694): In dulci jubilo
JOSEF SEGER (1716-1782): Toccata VIII: Pastorale and Fugue (‘Narodil se Kristus Pán’)
BRAHMS (1833-1897): Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, op. 122/8
CHRISTIAN ROBERT PFRETZSCHNER (1821-1885): Variations in the Style of a Pastorale on ‘Silent Night’
RHEINBERGER (1839-1901): Organ Sonata No. 4 in A minor, op. 98

Michael Schönheit (organ)

10pm – BNR STUDIO 1, SOFIA, BULGARIA
Bulgarian and Russian Orthodox pieces, and lively Bulgarian works based on folklore

DOBRI HRISTOV (1875-1941): Troparion of the Nativity of Christ
KIRIL POPOV (1955): Rejoice, O Virgin
IOANNIS KOUKOUZELIS (fl. 1300-50): Terirem from the Polyeleos of the Bulgarian Woman
YORDAN GOSHEV (1960): We Sing to Thee
APOSTOL NIKOLAEV-STROUMSKI (1886-1971): Bless the Lord, O My Soul
KONSTANTIN SHVEDOV (1886-1954): O Lord, Bless Thine Inheritance
ALEXANDER TEKELIEV (1942): It is Truly Meet
HRISTOV: Praise the Name of the Lord
DMITRY BORTNIANSKY (1751-1825): Glory to God in the Highest
HRISTOV: The Lord is Born, O Christmas
STEFAN DRAGOSTINOV (1948): The Lord's Mother
TRAD. (Bulgaria): Why did you raise me, my mother
- You, Beautiful Girl
NIKOLAY STOYKOV (1936): Christmas Impressions
ALEXANDER TANEV (1928-1996): Yove, Little Girl
BORTNIANSKY: The Many Years Prayer / Grant, O Lord, Many Years

BNR Mixed Choir
Lyubomira Alexandrova (conductor)

11pm: RADIO LATVIA STUDIO 1, RIGA, LATVIA

LŪSĒNS: Prayer
LATVIAN: Hurry, little mouse
TIGULS: Little Star
TRAD. Mitt hjerte alltid vanker

Andrew McGregor is our guide for part 2 of Christmas Around Europe

A day of concerts from around Europe to celebrate Christmas

Malmo, Stuttgart, Ljubljana, Gdansk, Riga, Merseberg and Sofia20191215

Part 2 of the EBU’s day of Christmas concerts from Malmö, Stuttgart, Ljubljana, Gdańsk, Riga, Merseberg and Sofia. Presented by Andrew McGregor.

4pm – ST PETER'S CHURCH, MALMÖ – LIVE
Music from the Swedish folk tradition

TRAD. (Sweden) arr. A. Einarsson: Prepare the way for the Lord
FRANZ BIEBL (1906-2001): Ave Maria
PAUL MEALOR (1975): A Spotless Rose
JOHN GARDNER (1917-2011): Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
KARIN REHNQVIST (1957): Var inte rädd för mörkret [Do not fear the darkness]
SOFIA KARLSSON (1975) arr. U. Emanuelsson: Frid på jorden [Peace on Earth]
TRAD, (Germany) arr. S. Wawer: O du stille Zeit
ANDREJ MAKOR (1987): O Lux beata Trinitas
BOB CHILCOTT (1955): Advent Candle
MARTIN ÅSANDER (1987): Ljuset lyser i mörkret [The light shines in the darkness]
ERIKS EŠENVALDS (1977): O salutaris Hostia
REGER (1873-1916): Mary’s Lullaby
GUSTAF LAZARUS NORDQVIST (1886-1949): Yule, Radiant Yule
EMMY KÖHLER (1858-1925) arr. L. Pourkarim: Nu tändas en stund på jorden [A moment on Earth is lit]

St Petri Youth Choir
Petri Femme
Carl Adam Landström (organ/piano)
Alexander Einarsson (conductor)

5pm – GAISBURG CHURCH, STUTTGART, GERMANY – LIVE
Christmas Songs by Reger and Slovenians Damijan Močnik and Jacobus Gallus

REGER (1873-1916): Es kommt ein Schiff geladen
DAMIJAN MOČNIK (1967): Acclamatio
REGER: Unser lieben Frauen Traum
MOČNIK: Janez, pusti konjičke [John leave the flock]
REGER: Vom Himmel hoch
MOČNIK: Geburtsnacht
JACOBUS GALLUS (1550-1591): Mirabile mysterium
- Hodie Christus natus est
MOČNIK: Je eno Dete rojeno [A Child is born]
REGER: Schlaf mein Kindelein
MOČNIK: Božična uspavanka [Christmas Lullaby]
MOČNIK: Sacra religio
SWR Vocal Ensemble, Stuttgart
Martina Batič (director)

6pm – CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS, LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
Slovenian Christmas songs and organ music

LEOPOLD BELAR (1828-1899): All of Nature is Resting
HUGOLIN SATTNER (1851-1934): Holy Night
BELAR: Behold, the Stars of God
VALENTIN ŠTOLCER (1841-1910): Heavenly Strings
STANKO PREMRL (1880-1965): Organ Pastorale in F
GREGOR RIHAR (1796-1863): Approaching Midnight
AVGUST CERER (1908-1980): Sleep, Little Baby
SATTNER: Blessed Night
PREMRL: Just Sleep
UBALD VRABEC (1905-1992): It was Night
MIRKO RENER (1919-1993): Christmas Eve
PREMRL: Organ Prelude from Christmas Suite
FRANZ XAVER GRUBER (1787-1863): Silent Night, Holy Night

DEKOR Chamber Choir
Petra Grassi (conductor)
Photo of DEKOR in St Francis Church (c) Hugo Šekoranja

7.05pm – CENTRUM ŚWIĘTEGO JANA, GDAŃSK, POLAND – LIVE
Closing concert of the Actus Humanus Nativitas Festival

MICHAEL PRAETORIUS (c.1571-1621): Christmas Mass

Gabrieli Consort & Players
Paul McCreesh (conductor)

8.30pm – RADIO LATVIA STUDIO 1, RIGA, LATVIA

BRITTEN (1913-1976) - Interlude from A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28
TRAD. (France) arr. J. Jančevskis: Veni Veni Emmanuel
TRAD. (England) arr. Jančevskis: God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman
PRAETORIUS: Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
TRAD. (France) arr. Jančevskis: La Marche des rois

Jolanta Strikaite-Lapiņa (soprano)
Ainars Šablovskis (saxophone, duduk)
Ieva Šablovska (harp)
Raimonds Tiguls (piano)
Marta Kauliņa (percussion)

9pm – CATHEDRAL, MERSEBERG, GERMANY
Gewandhaus organist Michael Schönheit plays the Ladegast Organ, made famous by Franz Liszt

J.S. BACH (1685-1750): Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 547
- Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
- Vom Himmel hoch, BWV 700
J.M. BACH (1648-1694): In dulci jubilo
JOSEF SEGER (1716-1782): Toccata VIII: Pastorale and Fugue (‘Narodil se Kristus Pán’)
BRAHMS (1833-1897): Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, op. 122/8
CHRISTIAN ROBERT PFRETZSCHNER (1821-1885): Variations in the Style of a Pastorale on ‘Silent Night’
RHEINBERGER (1839-1901): Organ Sonata No. 4 in A minor, op. 98

Michael Schönheit (organ)

10pm – BNR STUDIO 1, SOFIA, BULGARIA
Bulgarian and Russian Orthodox pieces, and lively Bulgarian works based on folklore

DOBRI HRISTOV (1875-1941): Troparion of the Nativity of Christ
KIRIL POPOV (1955): Rejoice, O Virgin
IOANNIS KOUKOUZELIS (fl. 1300-50): Terirem from the Polyeleos of the Bulgarian Woman
YORDAN GOSHEV (1960): We Sing to Thee
APOSTOL NIKOLAEV-STROUMSKI (1886-1971): Bless the Lord, O My Soul
KONSTANTIN SHVEDOV (1886-1954): O Lord, Bless Thine Inheritance
ALEXANDER TEKELIEV (1942): It is Truly Meet
HRISTOV: Praise the Name of the Lord
DMITRY BORTNIANSKY (1751-1825): Glory to God in the Highest
HRISTOV: The Lord is Born, O Christmas
STEFAN DRAGOSTINOV (1948): The Lord's Mother
TRAD. (Bulgaria): Why did you raise me, my mother
- You, Beautiful Girl
NIKOLAY STOYKOV (1936): Christmas Impressions
ALEXANDER TANEV (1928-1996): Yove, Little Girl
BORTNIANSKY: The Many Years Prayer / Grant, O Lord, Many Years

BNR Mixed Choir
Lyubomira Alexandrova (conductor)

11pm: RADIO LATVIA STUDIO 1, RIGA, LATVIA

LŪSĒNS: Prayer
LATVIAN: Hurry, little mouse
TIGULS: Little Star
TRAD. Mitt hjerte alltid vanker

Andrew McGregor is our guide for part 2 of Christmas Around Europe

A day of concerts from around Europe to celebrate Christmas

Malmo, Stuttgart, Ljubljana, Gdansk, Riga, Merseberg and Sofia20191215

Part 2 of the EBU’s special day of live and pre-recorded Christmas concerts from Malmö, Stuttgart, Ljubljana, Gdańsk, Riga, Merseberg and Sofia. Presented by Andrew McGregor.

4pm – St Peter's Church, Malmö – LIVE
Music from the Swedish folk tradition

TRAD. (Sweden) arr. A. Einarsson: Bereden väg för Herran [Prepare the way for the Lord]
PAUL MEALOR (1975): A Spotless Rose
BOB CHILCOTT (1955): Advent Candle
FRANZ BIEBL (1906-2001): Ave Maria [Angelica Domini]
JOHN GARDNER (1917-2011): Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
MARTIN ÅSANDER (1987): Ljuset lyser i mörkret [The light shines in the darkness]
KARIN REHNQVIST (1957): Var inte rädd för mörkret [Do not fear the darkness)
SOFIA KARLSSON (1975) arr. U. Emanuelsson: Frid på jorden [Peace on Earth]
EMMY KÖHLER (1858-1925) arr. L. Pourkarim : Nu tändas en stund på jorden [Now be lit a moment on Earth]
REGER (1873-1916): Marias vaggsång [Mary’s Lullaby]
FOLKE BOHLIN (1931): Look! Shepherds of Bethlehem
SIMON WAWER (1979): O du stille Zeit [O you quiet season]
GUSTAF LAZARUS NORDQVIST (1886-1949): Jul jul strålande jul [Yule, Yule, Radiant Yule]

St Petri Youth Choir
Petri Femme
Carl Adam Landström (organ/piano)
Alexander Einarsson (conductor)

5pm – Gaisburg Church, Stuttgart, Germany – LIVE
Christmas Songs by Reger and Slovenian composers Damijan Močnik and Jacobus Gallus

REGER (1873-1916): Es kommt ein Schiff geladen
DAMIJAN MOČNIK (1967): Acclamatio
REGER: Unser lieben Frauen Traum
MOČNIK: Janez, pusti konjičke [John, leave the flock]
REGER: Vom Himmel hoch
MOČNIK: Geburtsnacht
JACOBUS GALLUS (1550-1591): Mirabile mysterium
- Hodie Christus natus est
MOČNIK: Je eno Dete rojeno [A Child is born unto us]
REGER: Schlaf mein Kindelein
MOČNIK: Božična uspavanka [Christmas Lullaby]
REGER: Lobt Gott, Ihr Christen
MOČNIK: Sacra religio
REGER: In dulci jubilo
MOČNIK: Ena noč polna vesela
TRAD. (Austria): Still, still, still, weil's Kindlein schlafen will

SWR Vocal Ensemble, Stuttgart
Martina Batič (director)

6pm – Church of St Francis, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Slovenian Christmas songs and organ music

ALOJZIJ MAV (1898-1977): Christmas Eve
LEOPOLD BELAR (1828-1899): Behold, the Stars of God
- All of Nature is Resting
GREGOR RIHAR (1796-1863): Approaching Midnight
ANDREJ VAVKEN (1838-1898): Dearest Saviour
STANKO PREMRL (1880-1965): Organ Prelude
HUGOLIN SATTNER (1851-1934): Sleep, Little Baby
- Holy Night
VALENTIN ŠTOLCER (1841-1910): Heavenly Strings
FRANZ XAVER GRUBER (1787-1863): Silent Night, Holy Night
PREMRL: Organ Pastorale
- Just Sleep
BREDA ŠČEK (1893-1968): We Rise up to Heaven
MIRKO RENER (1919-1993): Christmas Eve

DeKOR Chamber Choir
Petra Grassi (conductor)

7.05pm – Centrum Świętego Jana, Gdańsk, Poland – LIVE
Closing concert of the Actus Humanus Nativitas Festival

MICHAEL PRAETORIUS (c.1571-1621): Christmas Mass
Gabrieli Consort & Players
Paul McCreesh (conductor)

8.30pm – Radio Latvia Studio 1, Riga, Latvia
Excerpts from a chamber concert featuring soprano, piano, harp, saxophone/duduk and percussion

Jolanta Strikaite-Lapiņa (soprano)
Ainars Šablovskis (saxophone, duduk)
Ieva Šablovska (harp)
Raimonds Tiguls (piano)
Marta Kauliņa (percussion)

9pm: Cathedral, Merseberg, Germany
Gewandhaus organist Michael Schönheit plays the Ladegast Organ, made famous by Franz Liszt

J.S. BACH (1685-1750): Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
- Vom Himmel hoch, BWV 700
JOHANN MICHAEL BACH (1648-1694): In dulci jubilo
JOSEF SEGER (1716-1782): Toccata VIII: Pastorale and Fugue (‘Narodil se Kristus Pán’)
BRAHMS (1833-1897): Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, op. 122/8
ROBERT PFRETZSCHNER (1821-1885): Variations in the Style of a Pastorale on ‘Silent Night’
JOSEPH RHEINBERGER (1839-1901): Organ Sonata No. 4 in A minor, op. 98

Michael Schönheit (organ)

10pm – BNR Studio 1, Sofia, Bulgaria
A concert of Bulgarian and Russian Orthodox pieces, and lively Bulgarian choral works based on folklore

RADI RADEV (1972): Christmas Song from Dobrudja Region
DOBRI HRISTOV (1875-1941): 4 Christmas Miniatures
YORDAN GOSHEV (1960): We Sing to Thee
ALEXANDER TEKELIEV (1942): It is Truly Meet
RACHMANINOV (1873-1943): Bogoroditse Devo [Rejoice, o Virgin], from All Night Vigil, op. 37
APOSTOL NIKOLAEV-STROUMSKI (1886-1971): Bless the Lord, O My Soul
KONSTANTIN SHVEDOV (1886-1954): Lord, Save the Faithful/Trisagion
NIKOLAI GOLOVANOV (1891-1953): I Behold a Strange and Wonderful Mystery, op. 36/6
GEORGI MINCHEV (1939): The Lord's Prayer
STEFAN DRAGOSTINOV (1948): Holy Mother
ALEXANDER TANEV (1928-1996): Yove, Little Maiden
ZDRAVKO MANOLOV (1925-1983): Beating the Drum
NIKOLAY DIMITROV (1987): Beautiful Girl
STEFAN MUTAFCHIEV (1942-1997): Sitting Down is Djore
RADI RADEV (1972): Christmas Carol
DMITRY BORTNIANSKY (1751-1825): Many Years to You, O Master

BNR Mixed Choir
Lyubomira Alexandrova (conductor)

Andrew McGregor is our guide for part two of Christmas Around Europe.

A day of concerts from around Europe to celebrate Christmas

Munich, Prague, Montreal, Reykjavik, Lisbon, Graz And Copenhagen20181216

Andrew McGregor is our guide for the annual day of Christmas concerts from around Europe. Including concerts from Munich, Prague, Montreal, Reykjavik, Lisbon, Graz and Copenhagen

4pm - LIVE from Studio 1, Bavarian Radio, Munich
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): From 'Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248'; Cantatas 1, 2, 3 & 6
Christina Landshamer, soprano
Ulrike Malotta, mezzo-soprano
Julian Prégardien, tenor
Andreas Wolf, bass-baritone
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Basel Chamber Orchestra
Howard Arman, conductor

6pm - LIVE from Great Hall, New Town Hall, Prague
Jirí Ignác Linek (1725-1791): Pastorella in D
Jiri Antonin Benda (1709-1786): Grave in E minor
František Xaver Brixi (1732-1771): Sinfonia in F
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Violin Concerto in G, Hob. VIIa:4
Linek: Symphonia pastoralis
Ivan Ženatý, violin
Ensemble 18+

7pm - From La Visitation-du-Sault-au-Récollet Church, Montreal
Michel Corrette (1709-1795): Noel Symphony No. 2 in D
Traditional (France): Entre le boeuf et l'âne gris
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (ca 1645-1704): Noëls sur les instruments, H. 534
Traditional (France): Noël nouvelet
Charpentier: La Nuit, from oratorio 'Dialogus inter angelos et pastores Judeae’ H. 420
Charpentier: Excerpts from 'Noëls pour les instruments, H. 531'
Traditional (France): Berger, secoue ton sommeil profound
Corrette: Noel Symphony No. 4 in D minor
Traditional (France): Quelle est cette odeur agreeable
Michel-Richard Delalande (1657-1726): Noëls en trio
Delalande: Symphonie des Noëls, S. 130
Traditional (France): Il est né le divin Enfant, Peuple fidèle, Les Anges dans nos campagnes
Hugo Laporte, baritone
Michel Angers, theorbo, archlute
Clavecin en Concert Ensemble
Luc Beauséjour, conductor

8pm - From Salurinn Concert Hall, Kópavogur
Traditional (Iceland): Hátíð fer að höndum ein
Anthony Holborne (ca 1545-1602): Heigh ho Holiday
François Couperin (1668-1733): Le Dodo ou L’amour au Berceau
Steinunn Arnbjörg Stefánsdóttir (1981): Umkringis mig
William S. Turner (19th cent.): New Prospect
Traditional (English): Drive the Cold Winter Away, from 'Playford's English Dancing Master'
John Forbes (?-1675): When Father Adam, from John Forbes' 'Songs and Fancies'
Dietrich Buxtehude (ca 1637-1707) arr Nordic Affect: Passacaglia in D minor, BuxWV 161
Anonymous: Sonata a 5
Eyjólfur Eyjólfsson (20th cent.): Jólakvöld
Michael Praetorius (ca 1571-1621): Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Traditional (Iceland): Gilsbakkaþula/Kátt er um jólin
Nordic Affect

9pm - LIVE from Church of the São Pedro de Alcântara Monastery, Lisbon
A live concert of 17th century Portuguese Baroque Christmas music, written mainly by the master composers of the Monastery of Santa Cruz, Coimbra.
Anonymous:
- Chacona sobre Zuguambe / A minino tam bonitio
- Olá Barqueiros
- Y le le le, y samba
- Dexad al niño que llore
- Olas, olas
- Plimo, plimo que gritá?
- Salia Flora a coger flores
- Desbiar, desbiar
- Meu menino pois sois bonitinho / Ai dina, dina, dana
O Bando de Surunyo
Hugo Sanches, vihuela/Baroque guitar/director

10pm - From Sankt Pölten Cathedral, Graz
Johann Sebastian Bach:
- Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147, Cantata
- Magnificat in E flat, BWV 243a
Martina Daxböck, soprano
Barbara Zidar-Willinger, soprano
Anna Kargl, contralto
Friedolin Obersteiner, counter-tenor
Johannes Bamberger, tenor
Stefan Zenkl, bass
Neue Hofkapelle Graz
Cathedral Choir, St Pölten
Otto Kargl, conductor

11pm - From Garrison Church, Copenhagen
Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654): Puer natus in Bethlehem
Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630): Quem vidistis pastores?
Jacob Van Eyck (1589/90-1657): Puer nobis nascitur
Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson (1938-2013): Immanúel oss í nátt (Emmanuel to us this Night):
Bo Holten (1948): Nowell sing we
Jan Sandström (1954): Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Michala Petri (1958): Lad det klinge sødt i sky (Let the voice of praise resound):
Hieronymus Praetorius (1560-1629): Magnificat quinti toni
Michala Petri, recorder
Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Olof Boman, conductor

Christmas Music from around Europe presented by Andrew McGregor

A day of concerts from around Europe to celebrate Christmas

Andrew McGregor is our guide for the annual day of Christmas concerts from around Europe. Including concerts from Munich, Prague, Montreal, Reykjavik, Lisbon, Graz and Copenhagen

4pm - LIVE from Studio 1, Bavarian Radio, Munich
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): From 'Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248'; Cantatas 1, 2, 3 & 6
Christina Landshamer, soprano
Ulrike Malotta, mezzo-soprano
Julian Prégardien, tenor
Andreas Wolf, bass-baritone
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Basel Chamber Orchestra
Howard Arman, conductor

6pm - LIVE from Great Hall, New Town Hall, Prague
Jirí Ignác Linek (1725-1791): Pastorella in D
Jiri Antonin Benda (1709-1786): Grave in E minor
František Xaver Brixi (1732-1771): Sinfonia in F
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Violin Concerto in G, Hob. VIIa:4
Linek: Symphonia pastoralis
Ivan Ženatý, violin
Ensemble 18+

7pm - From La Visitation-du-Sault-au-Récollet Church, Montreal
Michel Corrette (1709-1795): Noel Symphony No. 2 in D
Traditional (France): Entre le boeuf et l'âne gris
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (ca 1645-1704): Noëls sur les instruments, H. 534
Traditional (France): Noël nouvelet
Charpentier: La Nuit, from oratorio 'Dialogus inter angelos et pastores Judeae’ H. 420
Charpentier: Excerpts from 'Noëls pour les instruments, H. 531'
Traditional (France): Berger, secoue ton sommeil profound
Corrette: Noel Symphony No. 4 in D minor
Traditional (France): Quelle est cette odeur agreeable
Michel-Richard Delalande (1657-1726): Noëls en trio
Delalande: Symphonie des Noëls, S. 130
Traditional (France): Il est né le divin Enfant, Peuple fidèle, Les Anges dans nos campagnes
Hugo Laporte, baritone
Michel Angers, theorbo, archlute
Clavecin en Concert Ensemble
Luc Beauséjour, conductor

8pm - From Salurinn Concert Hall, Kópavogur
Traditional (Iceland): Hátíð fer að höndum ein
Anthony Holborne (ca 1545-1602): Heigh ho Holiday
François Couperin (1668-1733): Le Dodo ou L’amour au Berceau
Steinunn Arnbjörg Stefánsdóttir (1981): Umkringis mig
William S. Turner (19th cent.): New Prospect
Traditional (English): Drive the Cold Winter Away, from 'Playford's English Dancing Master'
John Forbes (?-1675): When Father Adam, from John Forbes' 'Songs and Fancies'
Dietrich Buxtehude (ca 1637-1707) arr Nordic Affect: Passacaglia in D minor, BuxWV 161
Anonymous: Sonata a 5
Eyjólfur Eyjólfsson (20th cent.): Jólakvöld
Michael Praetorius (ca 1571-1621): Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Traditional (Iceland): Gilsbakkaþula/Kátt er um jólin
Nordic Affect

9pm - LIVE from Church of the São Pedro de Alcântara Monastery, Lisbon
A live concert of 17th century Portuguese Baroque Christmas music, written mainly by the master composers of the Monastery of Santa Cruz, Coimbra.
Anonymous:
- Chacona sobre Zuguambe / A minino tam bonitio
- Olá Barqueiros
- Y le le le, y samba
- Dexad al niño que llore
- Olas, olas
- Plimo, plimo que gritá?
- Salia Flora a coger flores
- Desbiar, desbiar
- Meu menino pois sois bonitinho / Ai dina, dina, dana
O Bando de Surunyo
Hugo Sanches, vihuela/Baroque guitar/director

10pm - From Sankt Pölten Cathedral, Graz
Johann Sebastian Bach:
- Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147, Cantata
- Magnificat in E flat, BWV 243a
Martina Daxböck, soprano
Barbara Zidar-Willinger, soprano
Anna Kargl, contralto
Friedolin Obersteiner, counter-tenor
Johannes Bamberger, tenor
Stefan Zenkl, bass
Neue Hofkapelle Graz
Cathedral Choir, St Pölten
Otto Kargl, conductor

11pm - From Garrison Church, Copenhagen
Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654): Puer natus in Bethlehem
Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630): Quem vidistis pastores?
Jacob Van Eyck (1589/90-1657): Puer nobis nascitur
Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson (1938-2013): Immanúel oss í nátt (Emmanuel to us this Night):
Bo Holten (1948): Nowell sing we
Jan Sandström (1954): Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Michala Petri (1958): Lad det klinge sødt i sky (Let the voice of praise resound):
Hieronymus Praetorius (1560-1629): Magnificat quinti toni
Michala Petri, recorder
Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Olof Boman, conductor

Christmas Music from around Europe presented by Andrew McGregor

A day of concerts from around Europe to celebrate Christmas

Vienna, Copenhagen, Madrid, Tartu, Helsinki and Reykjavik20191215

It's the 25th anniversary of the European Broadcasting Union's special day of Christmas music from around Europe. Part 1 features live and pre-recorded concerts from Vienna, Copenhagen, Madrid, Tartu, Helsinki and Reykjavik. Presented by Fiona Talkington.

9am – HOFBURG CHAPEL, IMPERIAL PALACE, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
A concert featuring Advent and Christmas music from Lower Austria

MATTHIAS LIENER (1991): Was soll’s bedeuten – Fanfare for Advent
RICHARD STRAUSS (1864-1949): Durch Einsamkeiten, AV 124
ANTON REIDINGER (1839-1912): Es wird scho glei dumpa
ANTON HEILLER (1923-1979): Heidi pupeidi
TRAD. (Austria) arr. U.C. Harrer: Ein Kind geboren gar wunderschön
TRAD. (Germany): Maria durch ein Dornwald ging
TRAD. (Austria): Gegrüßt seist, Maria, jungfräuliche Zier
HINDEMITH (1895-1963): Erster Schnee
TRAD. (Austria): Du schöne Morgenröt
TRAD. (Austria) arr. M. Schneider: Göttliches Kind, was soll‘s bedeuten
- Hollensteiner Jodler
EDUARD EBEL (1839-1905): Leise rieselt der Schnee
IRVING BERLIN (1888-1989) arr. G. Mancusi: White Christmas
THOINOT ARBEAU (1520-1595) arr. C. Wood: Ding Dong Merrily on High
MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) arr. J.W. Tumundo: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
JOSÉ FELICIANO (1945): Feliz Navidad
ADOLPHE ADAM (1803-1856) arr. U. Theimer: Cantique de Noël

Trombone Attraction
Chorus Viennensis
Michael Schneider (conductor)

10am – BISTRUP CHURCH AT BIRKERØD, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
An English Christmas from Copenhagen

TRAD. (England) arr. D. Willcocks: The Sussex Carol
TALLIS (c.1505-1585): Gloria from 'Missa Puer natus est nobis'
ANON arr. R.L. Pearsall: In dulci jubilo
HAROLD DARKE (1888-1976): In the Bleak Midwinter
TALLIS: Sanctus-Benedictus, from 'Missa Puer natus est nobis'
BOB CHILCOTT (1955): The Shepherd's Carol
JOHN RUTTER (1945): What Sweeter Music
TALLIS: Agnus Dei, from 'Missa Puer natus est nobis'

Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Graham Ross (conductor)

11am – TEATRO MONUMENTAL, MADRID, SPAIN
Christmas polyphony, along with carols by Antonio Soler

VICTORIA (1548-1611): O magnum mysterium
PALESTRINA (c.1525-1594): O magnum mysterium
GUERRERO (1528-1599): La tierra s'está gozando
- Zagales, sin seso vengo
- Pastores loquebantur
PALESTRINA: Hodie Christus natus est
ANTONIO SOLER (1729-1783): A Belén se van corriendo
- Ya de noche y por las calles
- A Belén a ver al niño
- Por caer las navidades

RTVE Chorus
Members of the RTVE Symphony Orchestra
Lorenzo Ramos (conductor)

12pm – ST PAUL'S CHURCH, TARTU, ESTONIA – LIVE
Estonian folk hymns and melodies from the earliest Baltic manuscript hymn collection

TRAD. (Estonia): Rõõmsaks saage ristirahvas [O Rejoice Greatly, All Christians]
- Mina tahan Jehovat kiita keigest südamest [Praise the Lord]
- Mo hinge mees, mis ütlen sull’ [My Dearest Man, What Shall I Say to You?]
- Nüüd Jumalale austust [Now God be Praised]
- Üks täht läks kõndma taevateed [A Star Appeared in the Sky]
- Üks laps on neitsist sündinud [A Boy is Born]
- Nüüd ole, Jeesus, kiidetud [Praise be to You, Jesus Christ]
- Aukuningas, oh Jeesus [O Jesus, King of Glory]
- See jõulupäev on rõõmust suur [Hail to the Day! So Rich in Joy]

Ensemble Triskele

1.05pm – KALLIO CHURCH, HELSINKI, FINLAND – LIVE
A live broadcast from the now traditional Helsinki venue – Kallio Church

SIBELIUS: Bell tune of Kallio Church
TRAD. (Finland): Tule meille Tuomas kulta [Come blessed Thomas]
- Christmas music for jouhikko and kantele from Feodor Pratsu’s repertoire
- Jouluna Jumala syntyi
TEA POLSO (20th cent.): Improvised organ chorale performed on harmonium
TRAD. (Finland): - Yx lapsi synnyi Betlehemis
- Gaudete (Piae Cantiones)
HANDEL (1685-1759): Passacaglia, from Organ Concerto in G minor, HWV 310
- 'If God be for us', 'Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion' and 'He shall feed his flock, from Messiah HWV 56
TRAD. (Finland): Kantele Waltz, from Halsua
- On lapsi syntynyt meille, from Tiernapojat [Star Boys]
- Juottomarssi [Drinking March]
- Slumrande toner [Soft Harmonies]

Anu Komsi (soprano)
Barocco Boreale

2pm – HALLGRIM’S CHURCH, REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – LIVE
A live concert titled Lights and Sounds

TRAD. (Iceland): Hátíð fer að höndum ein
BÀ?RA GRÀ?MDÓTTIR (1960): María Drottins lilja [Marie, the Lord‘s Lily]
SIGURÀ?UR SÆVARSSON (1963): Magnificat
PETER PHILIPS (c.1560-1628): O beatum et sacrosanctum diem
GUNNAR ANDREAS KRISTINSSON (1976): Jólaljós [Christmas Light]
RICHARD DERING (c.1580-1630): Quam vidistis
DANÀ?EL BJARNASON (1979): Enn fagnar heimur [The World still rejoices]
JACOBUS GALLUS (1550-1591): Omnes de Saba
THORKELL SIGURBJÖRNSSON (1938-2013): Ljós og hljómar [Light and Sounds]
HREIÀ?AR INGI ÞORSTEINSSON (1978): Ég höfði lýt á jólanótt [I Bow my Head on Christmas Night]
GALLUS: Duo Seraphim
HAFLIÀ?I HALLGRÀ?MSSON (1941): Mín bernskujól [My Childhood Christmas] (premiere)

Schola Cantorum Reykjavicensis
Hörður À?skelsson (conductor)

Fiona Talkington is our guide for the first part of Christmas Around Europe

A day of concerts from around Europe to celebrate Christmas

Vienna, Copenhagen, Madrid, Tartu, Helsinki and Reykjavik20191215

It's the 25th anniversary of the European Broadcasting Union's special day of Christmas music from around Europe. Part 1 features live and pre-recorded concerts from Vienna, Copenhagen, Madrid, Tartu, Helsinki and Reykjavik. Presented by Fiona Talkington.

9am – HOFBURG CHAPEL, IMPERIAL PALACE, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
A concert featuring Advent and Christmas music from Lower Austria

MATTHIAS LIENER (1991): Was soll’s bedeuten – Fanfare for Advent
RICHARD STRAUSS (1864-1949): Durch Einsamkeiten, AV 124
ANTON REIDINGER (1839-1912): Es wird scho glei dumpa
ANTON HEILLER (1923-1979): Heidi pupeidi
TRAD. (Austria) arr. U.C. Harrer: Ein Kind geboren gar wunderschön
TRAD. (Germany): Maria durch ein Dornwald ging
TRAD. (Austria): Gegrüßt seist, Maria, jungfräuliche Zier
HINDEMITH (1895-1963): Erster Schnee
TRAD. (Austria): Du schöne Morgenröt
TRAD. (Austria) arr. M. Schneider: Göttliches Kind, was soll‘s bedeuten
- Hollensteiner Jodler
EDUARD EBEL (1839-1905): Leise rieselt der Schnee
IRVING BERLIN (1888-1989) arr. G. Mancusi: White Christmas
THOINOT ARBEAU (1520-1595) arr. C. Wood: Ding Dong Merrily on High
MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) arr. J.W. Tumundo: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
JOSÉ FELICIANO (1945): Feliz Navidad
ADOLPHE ADAM (1803-1856) arr. U. Theimer: Cantique de Noël

Trombone Attraction
Chorus Viennensis
Michael Schneider (conductor)

10am – BISTRUP CHURCH AT BIRKERØD, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
An English Christmas from Copenhagen

TRAD. (England) arr. D. Willcocks: The Sussex Carol
TALLIS (c.1505-1585): Gloria from 'Missa Puer natus est nobis'
ANON arr. R.L. Pearsall: In dulci jubilo
HAROLD DARKE (1888-1976): In the Bleak Midwinter
TALLIS: Sanctus-Benedictus, from 'Missa Puer natus est nobis'
BOB CHILCOTT (1955): The Shepherd's Carol
JOHN RUTTER (1945): What Sweeter Music
TALLIS: Agnus Dei, from 'Missa Puer natus est nobis'

Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Graham Ross (conductor)

11am – TEATRO MONUMENTAL, MADRID, SPAIN
Christmas polyphony, along with carols by Antonio Soler

VICTORIA (1548-1611): O magnum mysterium
PALESTRINA (c.1525-1594): O magnum mysterium
GUERRERO (1528-1599): La tierra s'está gozando
- Zagales, sin seso vengo
- Pastores loquebantur
PALESTRINA: Hodie Christus natus est
ANTONIO SOLER (1729-1783): A Belén se van corriendo
- Ya de noche y por las calles
- A Belén a ver al niño
- Por caer las navidades

RTVE Chorus
Members of the RTVE Symphony Orchestra
Lorenzo Ramos (conductor)

12pm – ST PAUL'S CHURCH, TARTU, ESTONIA – LIVE
Estonian folk hymns and melodies from the earliest Baltic manuscript hymn collection

TRAD. (Estonia): Rõõmsaks saage ristirahvas [O Rejoice Greatly, All Christians]
- Mina tahan Jehovat kiita keigest südamest [Praise the Lord]
- Mo hinge mees, mis ütlen sull’ [My Dearest Man, What Shall I Say to You?]
- Nüüd Jumalale austust [Now God be Praised]
- Üks täht läks kõndma taevateed [A Star Appeared in the Sky]
- Üks laps on neitsist sündinud [A Boy is Born]
- Nüüd ole, Jeesus, kiidetud [Praise be to You, Jesus Christ]
- Aukuningas, oh Jeesus [O Jesus, King of Glory]
- See jõulupäev on rõõmust suur [Hail to the Day! So Rich in Joy]

Ensemble Triskele

1.05pm – KALLIO CHURCH, HELSINKI, FINLAND – LIVE
A live broadcast from the now traditional Helsinki venue – Kallio Church

SIBELIUS: Bell tune of Kallio Church
TRAD. (Finland): Tule meille Tuomas kulta [Come blessed Thomas]
- Christmas music for jouhikko and kantele from Feodor Pratsu’s repertoire
- Jouluna Jumala syntyi
TEA POLSO (20th cent.): Improvised organ chorale performed on harmonium
TRAD. (Finland): - Yx lapsi synnyi Betlehemis
- Gaudete (Piae Cantiones)
HANDEL (1685-1759): Passacaglia, from Organ Concerto in G minor, HWV 310
- 'If God be for us', 'Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion' and 'He shall feed his flock, from Messiah HWV 56
TRAD. (Finland): Kantele Waltz, from Halsua
- On lapsi syntynyt meille, from Tiernapojat [Star Boys]
- Juottomarssi [Drinking March]
- Slumrande toner [Soft Harmonies]

Anu Komsi (soprano)
Barocco Boreale

2pm – HALLGRIM’S CHURCH, REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – LIVE
A live concert titled Lights and Sounds

TRAD. (Iceland): Hátíð fer að höndum ein
BÁRA GRÍMDÓTTIR (1960): María Drottins lilja [Marie, the Lord‘s Lily]
SIGURÐUR SÆVARSSON (1963): Magnificat
PETER PHILIPS (c.1560-1628): O beatum et sacrosanctum diem
GUNNAR ANDREAS KRISTINSSON (1976): Jólaljós [Christmas Light]
RICHARD DERING (c.1580-1630): Quam vidistis
DANÍEL BJARNASON (1979): Enn fagnar heimur [The World still rejoices]
JACOBUS GALLUS (1550-1591): Omnes de Saba
THORKELL SIGURBJÖRNSSON (1938-2013): Ljós og hljómar [Light and Sounds]
HREIÐAR INGI ÞORSTEINSSON (1978): Ég höfði lýt á jólanótt [I Bow my Head on Christmas Night]
GALLUS: Duo Seraphim
HAFLIÐI HALLGRÍMSSON (1941): Mín bernskujól [My Childhood Christmas] (premiere)

Schola Cantorum Reykjavicensis
Hörður Áskelsson (conductor)

Fiona Talkington is our guide for the first part of Christmas Around Europe

A day of concerts from around Europe to celebrate Christmas

Vienna, Copenhagen, Madrid, Tartu, Helsinki and Reykjavik20191215

It's the 25th anniversary of the European Broadcasting Union's special day of Christmas music from around Europe. Part 1 features live and pre-recorded concerts from Vienna, Copenhagen, Madrid, Tartu, Helsinki and Reykjavik. Presented by Fiona Talkington.

9am - Hofburg Chapel, Imperial Palace, Vienna, Austria
A concert featuring Advent and Christmas music from Lower Austria

MATTHIAS LIENER (1991): Was soll’s bedeuten – Fanfare for Advent
RICHARD STRAUSS (1864-1949): Durch Einsamkeiten, AV 124
ANTON REIDINGER (1839-1912): Es wird scho glei dumpa
ANTON HEILLER (1923-1979): Heidi pupeidi
TRAD. (Austria) arr. U.C. Harrer: Ein Kind geboren gar wunderschön
TRAD. (Germany): Maria durch ein Dornwald ging
TRAD. (Austria): Gegrüßt seist, Maria, jungfräuliche Zier
HINDEMITH (1895-1963): Erster Schnee
TRAD. (Austria): Du schöne Morgenröt
TRAD. (Austria) arr. M. Schneider: Göttliches Kind, was soll‘s bedeuten
- Hollensteiner Jodler
EDUARD EBEL (1839-1905): Leise rieselt der Schnee
IRVING BERLIN (1888-1989) arr. G. Mancusi: White Christmas
THOINOT ARBEAU (1520-1595) arr. C. Wood: Ding Dong Merrily on High
MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) arr. J.W. Tumundo: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
JOSÉ FELICIANO (1945): Feliz Navidad
ADOLPHE ADAM (1803-1856) arr. U. Theimer: Cantique de Noël [O Holy Night]

Trombone Attraction
Chorus Viennensis
Michael Schneider (conductor)

10am - Bistrup Church at Birkerød, Copenhagen, Denmark - LIVE
An English Christmas from Copenhagen

TRAD. (England) arr. D. Willcocks: The Sussex Carol
TALLIS (c.1505-1585): Gloria from 'Missa Puer natus est nobis'
ANON arr. R.L. Pearsall: In dulci jubilo
HAROLD DARKE (1888-1976): In the Bleak Midwinter
TALLIS: Sanctus-Benedictus, from 'Missa Puer natus est nobis'
BOB CHILCOTT (1955): The Shepherd's Carol
JOHN RUTTER (1945): What Sweeter Music
TALLIS: Agnus Dei, from 'Missa Puer natus est nobis'

Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Graham Ross (conductor)

11am - Teatro Monumetal, Madrid, Spain - LIVE
Christmas polyphony, along with carols by Antonio Soler

VICTORIA (1548-1611): O magnum mysterium
PALESTRINA (c.1525-1594): O magnum mysterium
GUERRERO (1528-1599): La tierra s'está gozando
- Zagales, sin seso vengo
- Pastores loquebantur
PALESTRINA: Hodie Christus natus est
ANTONIO SOLER (1729-1783): A Belén se van corriendo
- Ya de noche y por las calles
- A Belén a ver al niño
- Por caer las navidades

RTVE Chorus
Members of the RTVE Symphony Orchestra
Lorenzo Ramos (conductor)

12pm – St Paul's Church, Tartu, Estonia - LIVE
Estonian folk hymns and melodies from the earliest Baltic manuscript hymn collection

TRAD. (Estonia): Rõõmsaks saage ristirahvas [O Rejoice Greatly, All Christians]
- Mina tahan Jehovat kiita keigest südamest [Praise the Lord]
- Mo hinge mees, mis ütlen sull’ [My Dearest Man, What Shall I Say to You?]
- Nüüd Jumalale austust [Now God be Praised]
- Üks täht läks kõndma taevateed [A Star Appeared in the Sky]
- Üks laps on neitsist sündinud [A Boy is Born in Bethlehem]
- Nüüd ole, Jeesus, kiidetud [Praise be to You, Jesus Christ]
- Aukuningas, oh Jeesus [O Jesus, King of Glory]
- See jõulupäev on rõõmust suur [Hail to the Day! So Rich in Joy]

Ensemble Triskele

1.05pm – Kallio Church, Helsinki, Finland - LIVE
A live broadcast from the now traditional Helsinki venue – Kallio Church

SIBELIUS: Bell tune of Kallio Church
TRAD. (Finland): Tule meille Tuomas kulta [Come blessed Thomas]
- Christmas music for jouhikko and kantele from Feodor Pratsu’s repertoire
- Jouluna Jumala syntyi
TEA POLSO (20th cent.): Improvised organ chorale performed on harmonium
TRAD. (Finland): - Yx lapsi synnyi Betlehemis
- Gaudete (Piae Cantiones)
HANDEL (1685-1759): Passacaille, from Trio Sonata in G, HWV 399, op. 5/4
- 'If God be for us' and 'Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion', from Messiah HWV. 56
TRAD. (Finland): Kantele Waltz, from Halsua
- On lapsi syntynyt meille. from Tiernapojat [Star Boys], an old Finnish Christmas pageant
- Juottomarssi [Drinking March]
- Slumrande toner [Sofr Harmonies]

Anu Komsi (soprano)
Barocco Boreale

2pm – Hallgrim’s Church, Reykjavik, Iceland - LIVE
A live concert titled Lights and Sounds.

TRAD. (Iceland): Hátíð fer að höndum ein
BÁRA GRÍMDÓTTIR (1960): María Drottins lilja [Marie, the Lord‘s Lily]
SIGURÐUR SÆVARSSON (1963): Magnificat
PETER PHILIPS (c.1560-1628): O beatum et sacrosanctum diem
GUNNAR ANDREAS KRISTINSSON (1976): Jólaljós [Christmas Light]
RICHARD DERING (c.1580-1630): Quam vidistis
DANÍEL BJARNASON (1979): Enn fagnar heimur [The World still rejoices]
JACOBUS GALLUS (1550-1591): Omnes de Saba
THORKELL SIGURBJÖRNSSON (1938-2013): Ljós og hljómar [Light and Sounds]
HREIÐAR INGI ÞORSTEINSSON (1978): Ég höfði lýt á jólanótt [I Bow my Head on Christmas Night]
GALLUS: Duo Seraphim
HAFLIÐI HALLGRÍMSSON (1941): Mín bernskujól [My Childhood Christmas] (premiere)

Schola Cantorum Reykjavicensis
Hörður Áskelsson (conductor)

Fiona Talkington is our guide for the first part of Christmas Around Europe.

A day of concerts from around Europe to celebrate Christmas

Vienna, Copenhagen, Madrid, Tartu, Helsinki and Reykjavik20191215

It's the 25th anniversary of the European Broadcasting Union's special day of Christmas music from around Europe. Part 1 features live and pre-recorded concerts from Vienna, Copenhagen, Madrid, Tartu, Helsinki and Reykjavik. Presented by Fiona Talkington.

9am – HOFBURG CHAPEL, IMPERIAL PALACE, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
A concert featuring Advent and Christmas music from Lower Austria

MATTHIAS LIENER (1991): Was soll’s bedeuten – Fanfare for Advent
RICHARD STRAUSS (1864-1949): Durch Einsamkeiten, AV 124
ANTON REIDINGER (1839-1912): Es wird scho glei dumpa
ANTON HEILLER (1923-1979): Heidi pupeidi
TRAD. (Austria) arr. U.C. Harrer: Ein Kind geboren gar wunderschön
TRAD. (Germany): Maria durch ein Dornwald ging
TRAD. (Austria): Gegrüßt seist, Maria, jungfräuliche Zier
HINDEMITH (1895-1963): Erster Schnee
TRAD. (Austria): Du schöne Morgenröt
TRAD. (Austria) arr. M. Schneider: Göttliches Kind, was soll‘s bedeuten
- Hollensteiner Jodler
EDUARD EBEL (1839-1905): Leise rieselt der Schnee
IRVING BERLIN (1888-1989) arr. G. Mancusi: White Christmas
THOINOT ARBEAU (1520-1595) arr. C. Wood: Ding Dong Merrily on High
MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) arr. J.W. Tumundo: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
JOSÉ FELICIANO (1945): Feliz Navidad
ADOLPHE ADAM (1803-1856) arr. U. Theimer: Cantique de Noël

Trombone Attraction
Chorus Viennensis
Michael Schneider (conductor)

10am – BISTRUP CHURCH AT BIRKERØD, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
An English Christmas from Copenhagen

TRAD. (England) arr. D. Willcocks: The Sussex Carol
TALLIS (c.1505-1585): Gloria from 'Missa Puer natus est nobis'
ANON arr. R.L. Pearsall: In dulci jubilo
HAROLD DARKE (1888-1976): In the Bleak Midwinter
TALLIS: Sanctus-Benedictus, from 'Missa Puer natus est nobis'
BOB CHILCOTT (1955): The Shepherd's Carol
JOHN RUTTER (1945): What Sweeter Music
TALLIS: Agnus Dei, from 'Missa Puer natus est nobis'

Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Graham Ross (conductor)

11am – TEATRO MONUMENTAL, MADRID, SPAIN
Christmas polyphony, along with carols by Antonio Soler

VICTORIA (1548-1611): O magnum mysterium
PALESTRINA (c.1525-1594): O magnum mysterium
GUERRERO (1528-1599): La tierra s'está gozando
- Zagales, sin seso vengo
- Pastores loquebantur
PALESTRINA: Hodie Christus natus est
ANTONIO SOLER (1729-1783): A Belén se van corriendo
- Ya de noche y por las calles
- A Belén a ver al niño
- Por caer las navidades

RTVE Chorus
Members of the RTVE Symphony Orchestra
Lorenzo Ramos (conductor)

12pm – ST PAUL'S CHURCH, TARTU, ESTONIA – LIVE
Estonian folk hymns and melodies from the earliest Baltic manuscript hymn collection

TRAD. (Estonia): Rõõmsaks saage ristirahvas [O Rejoice Greatly, All Christians]
- Mina tahan Jehovat kiita keigest südamest [Praise the Lord]
- Mo hinge mees, mis ütlen sull’ [My Dearest Man, What Shall I Say to You?]
- Nüüd Jumalale austust [Now God be Praised]
- Üks täht läks kõndma taevateed [A Star Appeared in the Sky]
- Üks laps on neitsist sündinud [A Boy is Born]
- Nüüd ole, Jeesus, kiidetud [Praise be to You, Jesus Christ]
- Aukuningas, oh Jeesus [O Jesus, King of Glory]
- See jõulupäev on rõõmust suur [Hail to the Day! So Rich in Joy]

Ensemble Triskele

1.05pm – KALLIO CHURCH, HELSINKI, FINLAND – LIVE
A live broadcast from the now traditional Helsinki venue – Kallio Church

SIBELIUS: Bell tune of Kallio Church
TRAD. (Finland): Tule meille Tuomas kulta [Come blessed Thomas]
- Christmas music for jouhikko and kantele from Feodor Pratsu’s repertoire
- Jouluna Jumala syntyi
TEA POLSO (20th cent.): Improvised organ chorale performed on harmonium
TRAD. (Finland): - Yx lapsi synnyi Betlehemis
- Gaudete (Piae Cantiones)
HANDEL (1685-1759): Passacaglia, from Organ Concerto in G minor, HWV 310
- 'If God be for us', 'Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion' and 'He shall feed his flock, from Messiah HWV 56
TRAD. (Finland): Kantele Waltz, from Halsua
- On lapsi syntynyt meille, from Tiernapojat [Star Boys]
- Juottomarssi [Drinking March]
- Slumrande toner [Soft Harmonies]

Anu Komsi (soprano)
Barocco Boreale

2pm – HALLGRIM’S CHURCH, REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – LIVE
A live concert titled Lights and Sounds

TRAD. (Iceland): Hátíð fer að höndum ein
BÁRA GRÍMDÓTTIR (1960): María Drottins lilja [Marie, the Lord‘s Lily]
SIGURÐUR SÆVARSSON (1963): Magnificat
PETER PHILIPS (c.1560-1628): O beatum et sacrosanctum diem
GUNNAR ANDREAS KRISTINSSON (1976): Jólaljós [Christmas Light]
RICHARD DERING (c.1580-1630): Quam vidistis
DANÍEL BJARNASON (1979): Enn fagnar heimur [The World still rejoices]
JACOBUS GALLUS (1550-1591): Omnes de Saba
THORKELL SIGURBJÖRNSSON (1938-2013): Ljós og hljómar [Light and Sounds]
HREIÐAR INGI ÞORSTEINSSON (1978): Ég höfði lýt á jólanótt [I Bow my Head on Christmas Night]
GALLUS: Duo Seraphim
HAFLIÐI HALLGRÍMSSON (1941): Mín bernskujól [My Childhood Christmas] (premiere)

Schola Cantorum Reykjavicensis
Hörður Áskelsson (conductor)

Fiona Talkington is our guide for the first part of Christmas Around Europe

A day of concerts from around Europe to celebrate Christmas