|01||Helsinki And Vienna||20171217|
Ian Skelly presents Radio 3's journey around Europe for live and specially recorded concerts
Ian Skelly presents Radio 3's annual journey around Europe for a sequence of live and specially recorded concerts. The day begins live at Kallio Church in Helsinki for a programme of music for organ and wind quintet. Then to St Ulrich's Church, Vienna, where the Vienna Chamber Choir perform traditional Christmas songs.1.05pm LIVE from Kallio Church, HelsinkiSibelius: Bell Tune of Kallio ChurchTrad arr Ahmas: 5 Finnish Christmas songsGaston Litaize: Variations on a Christmas song from AnjouSibelius: 5 Christmas Songs Op.1 arr for soprano and organTrad arr Ahmas: 4 Finnish Christmas songsSuvi Väyrynen (soprano)Zagros Wind QuintetJan Lehtola (organ)2.00pm from St Ulrich's Church, ViennaSebastian Taschner: Hirten, wacht auf! (Premiere)Michael J Richter: Leise dahin (Premiere)Marina and Elena Hobarth: Punschlied (Premiere)Elgar: Lux AeternaOla Gjeilo: Serenity (O magnum Mysterium)James MacMillan: O Radiant DawnTrad arr Gjeilo: In the Bleak MidwinterTrad arr Gjeilo: O Com, o come, EmmanuelMax Reger: Es kommt ein Schiff geladenTrad arr Hemedinger: Es bluh'n drei RosenBrahms: 'O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf' - Motet, Op 74 No 2Praetorius arr Sandtrom: Det ar en ros utsprungenVienna Chamber ChoirYouth Choir Academy, ViennaMichael Grohotolsky (conductor).
|02||Nuremberg, Sofia, Copenhagen And Frankfurt||20171217|
Part 2 of Radio 3's annual Christmas Around Europe, introduced by Ian Skelly.
Ian Skelly continues Radio 3's annual journey around Europe for a sequence of live and specially recorded concerts. Part 2 includes a Bach and Vivaldi programme from Ensemble 1700, recorded at the German National Museum in Nuremberg. Then at 5pm we go to Bulgaria for a performance of Dimitar Nenov's Christmas Oratorio. The Danish contribution to the day is part of Bach's Christmas Oratorio followed by Scandinavian Christmas songs, and then to Frankfurt for Bach and Handel performed by Le Concert d'Astrée Chorus and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra.
4.00pm from the German National Museum, Nuremberg
5.00pm from Bulgaria Concert Hall, Sofia
6.00pm from Concert Hall, DR Concert House, Copenhagen
8.00pm from the Hessischer Rundfunk Broadcasting Hall, Frankfurt
Photo of Frankfurt RSO (c) Ben Knabe.
|03||Brno And Mafra||20171217|
Radio 3's annual journey around Europe with concerts from Brno and Mafra.
The final part of Radio 3's annual journey around Europe for a sequence of live and specially recorded concerts. The Brno concert includes a premiere for baritone and chorus by the composer and musician Ondrej Kyas. Then finally to the monastery church in Mafra for a concert of Christmas music featuring six organs and three choirs.
10.30pm from Brothers of Mercy Hall, Brno
11.30pm from Basilica, Mafra
Photo of the AMSC ensembles at Basilica Mafra (c) Rádio e Televisão de Portugal.