Holy Week Around Europe

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01Ebu Day: Music For Holy Week20160320

Ian Skelly presents the European Broadcasting Union's annual day of music to mark Holy Week, with live and pre-recorded concerts from Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, London, Prague, Rome and Wexford. In this first part of the broadcast music by Vivaldi complements Pergolesi's Stabat Mater in a concert in the Gardens of the Vatican, and the BBC Singers sing music appropriate to Holy Week by William Byrd and Thomas Tallis.

1pm - VATICAN CITY: Sala Assunta

Vivaldi: Sinfonia in B minor, RV 169 ('At the Holy Sepulchre')

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Vivaldi: Sonata in E flat major, RV 130 ('At the Holy Sepulchre')

Susanne Bungaard (soprano)

Micaela Parrilla (mezzo-soprano)

Archi Accademia Nova

Pierluigi Morelli (conductor)

2pm - UK: St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London

Tallis: Lamentations (I and II)

Interspersed with:

Byrd: Tristitia et anxietas; Ne irascaris, Domine

BBC Singers

Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

Ian Skelly presents the European Broadcasting Union's annual day of music to mark Holy Week, with live and pre-recorded concerts from Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, London, Prague, Rome and Wexford. In this first part of the broadcast music by Vivaldi complements Pergolesi's Stabat Mater in a concert in the Gardens of the Vatican, and the BBC Singers sing music appropriate to Holy Week by William Byrd and Thomas Tallis.

1pm - VATICAN CITY: Sala Assunta

Vivaldi: Sinfonia in B minor, RV 169 ('At the Holy Sepulchre')

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Vivaldi: Sonata in E flat major, RV 130 ('At the Holy Sepulchre')

Susanne Bungaard (soprano)

Micaela Parrilla (mezzo-soprano)

Archi Accademia Nova

Pierluigi Morelli (conductor)

2pm - UK: St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London

Tallis: Lamentations (I and II)

Interspersed with:

Byrd: Tristitia et anxietas; Ne irascaris, Domine

BBC Singers

Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

02Ebu Day: Music For Holy Week20160320

Ian Skelly presents the European Broadcasting Union's annual day of music to mark Holy Week, with live and pre-recorded concerts from Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, London, Prague, Rome and Wexford. The day continues with Baroque music appropriate to Holy Week from one of Prague's most beautiful Baroque churches, and two concerts from the Low Countries: Szymanowski's Stabat Mater and music by Zemlinsky from Brussels, and from Amsterdam the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's annual Eastertide performance of Bach's monumental St Matthew Passion.

4pm - CZECH REPUBLIC: Church of St Simon and St Jude, Prague

Telemann: Brich, mein Herz (aria from Brockes Passion, TWV 5:1); Flute Concerto in D major, TWV 51:D2

Handel: Dem Himmel gleicht sein blutgefärbter Rücken (aria from Brockes Passion, HWV 48)

Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar: Violin Concerto in D minor

Bach: Cantata No 82 - Ich habe genug

Hana Blazikova (soprano),

Lenka Torgersen (violin),

Collegium Marianum,

Jana Semeradova (director and Baroque flute).

5pm - BELGIUM: Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels

Szymanowski: Stabat Mater, Op 53

Zemlinsky: Psalm XXIII, Op 14

Elzbieta Szmytka (soprano),

Agnieszka Rehlis (mezzo-soprano),

Andrzej Dobber (baritone),

Kristina Blaumane (cello),

Elsbeth Moser (bayan - chromatic button accordion),

London Philharmonic Choir,

London Philharmonic Orchestra,

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor).

6pm - NETHERLANDS: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

J. S. Bach: St Matthew Passion, BWV 244

James Gilchrist (tenor),

Christopher Maltman (bass),

Lydia Teuscher (soprano),

Lawrence Zazzo (countertenor),

Thomas Oliemans (bass-baritone),

Carolyn Sampson (soprano),

David Daniels (countertenor),

Jeremy Ovenden (tenor),

Netherlands Radio Chorus,

National Boys' Choir,

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,

Ivor Bolton (conductor).

Ian Skelly presents the European Broadcasting Union's annual day of music to mark Holy Week, with live and pre-recorded concerts from Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, London, Prague, Rome and Wexford. The day continues with Baroque music appropriate to Holy Week from one of Prague's most beautiful Baroque churches, and two concerts from the Low Countries: Szymanowski's Stabat Mater and music by Zemlinsky from Brussels, and from Amsterdam the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's annual Eastertide performance of Bach's monumental St Matthew Passion.

4pm - CZECH REPUBLIC: Church of St Simon and St Jude, Prague

Telemann: Brich, mein Herz (aria from Brockes Passion, TWV 5:1); Flute Concerto in D major, TWV 51:D2

Handel: Dem Himmel gleicht sein blutgefärbter Rücken (aria from Brockes Passion, HWV 48)

Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar: Violin Concerto in D minor

Bach: Cantata No 82 - Ich habe genug

Hana Blazikova (soprano),

Lenka Torgersen (violin),

Collegium Marianum,

Jana Semeradova (director and Baroque flute).

5pm - BELGIUM: Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels

Szymanowski: Stabat Mater, Op 53

Zemlinsky: Psalm XXIII, Op 14

Elzbieta Szmytka (soprano),

Agnieszka Rehlis (mezzo-soprano),

Andrzej Dobber (baritone),

Kristina Blaumane (cello),

Elsbeth Moser (bayan - chromatic button accordion),

London Philharmonic Choir,

London Philharmonic Orchestra,

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor).

6pm - NETHERLANDS: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

J. S. Bach: St Matthew Passion, BWV 244

James Gilchrist (tenor),

Christopher Maltman (bass),

Lydia Teuscher (soprano),

Lawrence Zazzo (countertenor),

Thomas Oliemans (bass-baritone),

Carolyn Sampson (soprano),

David Daniels (countertenor),

Jeremy Ovenden (tenor),

Netherlands Radio Chorus,

National Boys' Choir,

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,

Ivor Bolton (conductor).

03Ebu Day: Music For Holy Week20160320

Ian Skelly presents the European Broadcasting Union's annual day of music to mark Holy Week, with live and pre-recorded concerts from Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, London, Prague, Rome and Wexford. The day closes with concerts from Ireland and Denmark featuring Haydn's great Passiontide cycle of pieces for string quartet, and Josquin's final mass setting in the context of medieval and modern choral music appropriate to Holy Week.

10.30pm - IRELAND: St Iberius Church, Wexford

Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross, Op 51

RTE Contempo Quartet

11.30pm - DENMARK: Garrison Church, Copenhagen

Josquin Desprez: Missa Pange Lingua

Interspersed with:

Anon: Pange Lingua (alternating plainchant and polyphony from the Trent Codices)

Poul Ruders: Preghiera semplice

Wolfgang Rihm: Fragmenta Passionis

Hildegard of Bingen: O aeterne Deus

Ars Nova Copenhagen,

Paul Hillier (conductor).

Ian Skelly presents the European Broadcasting Union's annual day of music to mark Holy Week, with live and pre-recorded concerts from Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, London, Prague, Rome and Wexford. The day closes with concerts from Ireland and Denmark featuring Haydn's great Passiontide cycle of pieces for string quartet, and Josquin's final mass setting in the context of medieval and modern choral music appropriate to Holy Week.

10.30pm - IRELAND: St Iberius Church, Wexford

Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross, Op 51

RTE Contempo Quartet

11.30pm - DENMARK: Garrison Church, Copenhagen

Josquin Desprez: Missa Pange Lingua

Interspersed with:

Anon: Pange Lingua (alternating plainchant and polyphony from the Trent Codices)

Poul Ruders: Preghiera semplice

Wolfgang Rihm: Fragmenta Passionis

Hildegard of Bingen: O aeterne Deus

Ars Nova Copenhagen,

Paul Hillier (conductor).