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The first part of Radio 3's annual day of Christmas music from around Europe, with a series of live and specially recorded concerts.

BBC Radio 3 links up with radio stations around Europe for a festive day of Christmas music.

Presented by Fiona Talkington

1pm Live from Kallio Church, Helsinki

KOCH Vinterpastoral
MADETOJA Cast off thy everyday cares (Arkihuolesi kaikki heita)
PALMGREN the Virgin rocks her baby boy (Ja neitsyt pikku poijuttansa)
REGER Maria Wiegenlied & Aria on the G string, Op.103a, No.3
MELARTIN Christmas in Lapland (Lapin Joulu)
RANTA Kehtolaulu Lapista
BACH, arr. STOKOWSKI Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
SIBELIUS Give me no splondour (En etsi valtaa)
ADAM Cantique de Noel
SONNINEN Christmas Hymn (Rauhaa, vain rauhaa)

Soile Isolkoski (soprano)
Lappland Chamber Orchestra
John Stogards (conductor)

2pm from Grand Hall, Conservatory, Moscow

GOLOVANOV Troparion for Christmas (Christmas Hymns and Liturgy, Op.36)
GOLOVANOV The Virgin Now is Giving Birth (Christmas Hymns and Liturgy, Op.36)
GOLOVANOV I am Seeing a Strange Mystery (Christmas Hymns and Liturgy, Op.36)
GOLOVANOV Christ is Born, Glorify (Christmas Hymns and Liturgy, Op.36)
GOLOVANOV By the Flame of Love, a kontakion (From Junior Copybooks, Op.38)
GOLOVANOV Cherubic Song, a hymn from The Liturgy of the Faithful (From Junior Copybooks, Op.38)GOLOVANOV My Soul, op. 5/1
GOLOVANOV To the Mother of God (Joy of All Who Sorrow, Op.39)
GOLOVANOV O Gladsome Light (Joy of All Who Sorrow, Op.39)

Grand Chorus 'Masters of Choral Singing' of Russian State TV and Radio Music Centre
Professor Lev Kontorovich (conductor)
People's Artist of Russia

4pm from Bethlehem Chapel, Prague

SCHREIER Missa pastoralis
TRADITIONAL Czech christmas Carols

Czech Radio Children's Choir
Blanka Kulinska (director)
Brno Radio Folk Instrument Orchestra (BROLN)
Frantisek Cerny (conductor)

5pm from Romanian Radio Concert Hall, Bucharest

CUCU We are going to sing carols on Christmas Eve (Am plecat sa colindam)
CUCU This Evening (Asta seara)
CHIRESCU There in the shadow of the tree (Colo-n umbra pomului)
HUBIC The little flower (Floricica)
PANN, arr. MOLDOVEANU Three Magi from the East (Trei magi de la rasarit)
CONSTANTINESCU The Holy Virgin today (Fecioare astazi)
DRAGOI Two Carols from Belint (Doua Colinde din Belint)
URSU Christmas is coming in the evening (Vine Carciunul pe sara)
JARDA The House across the road (La casa di peste drum)
PASCANU As is customary we are going to sing carols on Christmas Eve (Dupa datini colindam)

Preludiu Chamber Choir
Voicu Enachescu (director)

6pm from Langholt Church, Reykjavik

Traiditional Icelandic music for Christmas plus contemporary works by Icelanding composers including Jon Sigurdsson.

Hallfridur Olafsdottir (flute)
Elisabete Waage (harp)
Graduale Nobili Girls' Choir
Jon Stefansson (director)

7pm live from Concert Hall, DR Concert House, Copenhagen

REESEN A Chirstmas Overture
ENNA The Little Match Girl (extracts)
MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622
TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker, Suite No.1, Op.71a

Denise Beck & Inger Dam-Jensen (sopranos)
Danish Radio Children's Chorus
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Karl Heinz Steffens (conductor)

9pm from Sofia Church, Stockholm

Traditional carols with Christmas choral works by Sandstrom, Olsson, Lauridsen and Poulenc.

Sofia Vocal Ensemble
Bengt Ollen (director)

Elizabeth Arno (producer).

1 hour, 58 minutes

Last on

Sun 21 Dec 2014 13:00


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