The first part of Radio 3's annual day of Christmas music. Including Christmas vocal music live from Helsinki and Gregorian chants and Norwegian sacred folk songs from Tallinn.
Louise Fryer presents this year's day of live and specially recorded Christmas concerts from around Europe. We begin live from Helsinki, where the Lumen Valo Vocal Ensemble perform traditional and modern Christmas vocal music. Then to Tallinn for a joint concert of Estonian and Norwegian musicians performing a programme of Gregorian chants and Norwegian sacred folk songs.
Presented by Louise Fryer
1.05pm Live from Kallio Church, Helsinki
Gardner: Znamenny chant
Pearsall: In dulci jubilo
G Gabrieli: O magnum mysterium
Matthew Whittall: This Advent Moon
Juhani Komulainen: Salve flos et decor (from Piae Cantiones)
Palestrina: Hodie Christus natus est
Mikko Sidoroff: Holy Night
Morten Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium
Praetorius: Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
Ahti Sonninen: Christmas Hymn
Lumen Valo Vocal Ensemble
2pm from St Nicholas' Church, Tallinn
Gregorian chant and Norwegian sacred folk songs
Henning Sommerro (organ, accordion, voice)
Schola Sanctae Sunnivae
Anne Kleivset (director)
Jaan-Eik Tulve (director)
Sursum Corda Vocal Ensemble.
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