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Prague, Munich, Budapest and Antwerp

Second part of Radio 3's annual day of Christmas music, with music by Capricornus from Prague and the Bavarian Radio Chorus live from Munich, plus visits to Budapest and Antwerp.

Louise Fryer continues the day of Christmas Music from around Europe, beginning with a concert from Prague featuring Capricornus's Missa Nativitatis. Then it's live to Munich for a concert of Respighi, Bach, and Britten's Ceremony of Carols performed by the Bavarian Radio Chorus. The Hungarian contribution includes a performance of Bruckner's Te Deum, and the day concludes with Bach Christmas Cantatas performed by the Ricercar Consort in Antwerp.

Presented by Louise Fryer

4pm from the Church of St Martin in the Wall, Prague
Rigatti: Magnificat
Samuel Capricornus: Adesto mulitudo coelestis
Samuel Capricornus: Missa Nativitatis

Hana Blazíková (soprano)
Gabriela Eibenová (soprano)
Ensemble Inegal
Adam Viktora (conductor)

5pm Live from Studio 1, Bavarian Radio, Munich
Respighi: Lauda per la natività del Signore
Bach: Chorale 'Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier'
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols

Bavarian Radio Chorus
Uta Jungwirth (harp)
Members of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Grazynte-Tyla (conductor)

6pm from Bela Bartok Concert Hall, Palace of the Arts, Budapest
Miklós Kocsár: O beautiful mysterious night
Bruckner: Symphony No.1 in C minor (Scherzo)
Bruckner: Te Deum

Klára Kolonits (soprano)
Judit Németh (mezzo-soprano)
István Horváth (tenor)
Krisztián Cser (bass)
Hungarian Radio Chorus
Hungarian Radio Children's Chorus
Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Gergely Vajda (conductor)

7pm from Blauwe Zaal, deSingel, Antwerp
Bach: 3 Christmas Cantatas:
Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, BWV 40
Jauchzet, frohlocket! Auf, preiset die Tage, BWV 248:1
Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 91

Hannah Morrison (soprano)
Carlos Mena (alto)
Hans Jörg Mammel (tenor)
Matthias Vieweg (bass)
Ricercar Consort
Philippe Pierlot (conductor).

4 hours, 15 minutes

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