Day Of Christmas Music

Sunday 16 December



Louise Fryer presents BBC Radio 3's annual day of Christmas music from around Europe, with a series of live and specially recorded concerts.

The day commences in Madrid, with music ranging from the ancient to the modern Villancico, followed by a concert of Vivaldi string and vocal music live from Helsinki. Next, there are Advent carols live from Copenhagen performed by Ars Nova Vocal Ensemble directed by Paul Hillier. At 3pm, Collegium Musicum’s Riga Baroque Orchestra present baroque music. Next, a Bulgarian concert including choral music by Stravinsky and Schnittke followed by a Nordic Winter-themed concert by the Swedish Chamber Choir live from Gothenburg. Finally, there is a concert by baroque orchestra and female voices live from the German National Museum in Nuremberg.

Presenter/ Louise Fryer

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