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Louise Fryer presents Radio 3's annual celebration of Holy Week with live and specially recorded concerts from the European Broadcasting Union.

Radio 3 celebrates Palm Sunday with its annual day of live and specially recorded concerts from around Europe in conjunction with the European Broadcasting Union. The day begins with Bach's mighty St Matthew Passion live from the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, with Mark Padmore and Peter Harvey in the roles of the Evangelist and Jesus. Following this, a short concert of Psalms by Meyerbeer and Spohr from the BBC Singers. At 3 o'clock there's a concert form the Prinzregententheater in Munich, where the Bavarian Radio Chorus perform a programme including Arvo Part's Berlin Mass. Antwerp's contribution to the day is a little-known setting by Reinhard Keiser of the Brockes Passion, the influential text of which was written by Barthold Heinrich Brockes exactly 200 years ago. The final concert features the BBC Singers, live from St Paul's Knightsbridge in a programme including Stainer's Crucifixion.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

3 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 1 Apr 2012 11:00

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Matthauspassion BWV.244

    Performer: Maria Espada (soprano) Performer: Renate Arends (soprano) Performer: Barbara Kozelj (mezzo-soprano) Performer: Ingeborg Danz (mezzo-soprano) Performer: Mark Padmore (tenor) Performer: Peter Gijsbertsen (tenor) Performer: Henk Neven (baritone) Performer: Peter Harvey (baritone) Performer: Lars Terray (bass) Performer: Peter Duyster (bass) Performer: Emily Beynon (flute) Performer: Julie Moulin (flute) Performer: Kersten Mccall (flute) Performer: Vincent Cortvrint (flute) Performer: Lucas Macias Navarro (oboe) Performer: Miriam Pastors (cor anglais) Performer: Liviu Prunaru (violin) Performer: Tjeerd Top (violin) Performer: Kaori Uemura (viola da gamba) Performer: Gregor Horsch (cello) Performer: Dominic Seldis (double bass) Performer: Leo van Doeselaar (organ) Performer: Erwin Wiersinga (organ) Performer: Netherlands National Boys Choir Performer: Suzanne Verburg (director) Performer: Netherlands Radio Choir Performer: Gijs Leenaars (director) Performer: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Conductor: Ivan Fischer

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite no. 2 in D minor BWV.1008

    Performer: Anner Bylsma (cello)

  • Antonio Lotti


    Performer: Vasari Singers Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto no. 5 in F minor BWV.1056

    Performer: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra Performer: Ton Koopman (harpsichord/director)

  • Giacomo Meyerbeer

    Psalm 91

    Performer: Adrian Peacock (bass) Performer: Christopher Bowen (tenor) Performer: Elizabeth Poole (soprano) Performer: Rebecca Lodge (mezzo-soprano) Performer: BBC Singers Conductor: Andrew Carwood

  • Louis Spohr

    Psalm 23 "Gott ist mein Hirt" & Psalm 130 "Aus der Tiefen ruf' ich" from 3 Psalms Op.85

    Performer: BBC Singers Conductor: Andrew Carwood

  • Alfred Schnittke


    Performer: Bavarian Radio Chorus Conductor: Peter Dijkstra

  • Arvo Pärt

    Berliner messe

    Performer: Bavarian Radio Chorus Performer: Munich Radio Orchestra Conductor: Peter Dijkstra

  • Francis Poulenc

    4 Motets pour un temps de penitence

    Performer: Barbara Fleckenstein (soprano) Performer: Bavarian Radio Chorus Conductor: Peter Dijkstra

  • Reinhard Keiser

    Der fur die Sunden der Welt gemarterte und sterbende Jesus

    Performer: Jan Van Elsacker (tenor) Performer: Peter Kooij (bass) Performer: Zsuzsi Tóth (soprano) Performer: Les Muffatti Performer: Vox Luminis Conductor: Peter van Heyghen

  • George Frideric Handel


    Performer: Maria Zadori (soprano) Performer: Capella Savaria Performer: Stadtsingechor Halle Conductor: Nicholas Mcgegan

  • BBC Singers - Live EBU Palm Sunday broadcast

    • Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley

      O Saviour of the world

      Performer: BBC Singers Conductor: Paul Brough

    • Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley

      Is it nothing to you

      Performer: BBC Singers Conductor: Paul Brough

    • John Goss

      O Saviour of the World

      Performer: Stephen Farr (organ) Performer: BBC Singers Conductor: Paul Brough

    • John Stainer

      The Crucifixion

      Performer: Michael Bundy (bass) Performer: Stephen Farr (organ) Performer: Stephen Jeffes (tenor) Performer: BBC Singers Conductor: Paul Brough

  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Stabat mater in C minor

    Performer: Benoit Vanden Bemden (double bass) Performer: Emily Robinson (cello) Performer: John Reid (organ) Performer: Sarum Voices Conductor: Ben LAMB

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto in F major BWV.1057 for keyboard

    Performer: Bob van Asperen (harpsichord) Performer: Melante Amsterdam