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Helsinki and Vienna

Ian Skelly presents Radio 3's annual journey around Europe for a sequence of live and specially recorded concerts. The day begins live in Helsinki, then to Vienna.

Ian Skelly presents Radio 3's annual journey around Europe for a sequence of live and specially recorded concerts. The day begins live at Kallio Church in Helsinki for a programme of music for organ and wind quintet. Then to St Ulrich's Church, Vienna, where the Vienna Chamber Choir perform traditional Christmas songs.

1.05pm LIVE from Kallio Church, Helsinki
Sibelius: Bell Tune of Kallio Church
Trad arr Ahmas: 5 Finnish Christmas songs
Gaston Litaize: Variations on a Christmas song from Anjou
Sibelius: 5 Christmas Songs Op.1 arr for soprano and organ
Trad arr Ahmas: 4 Finnish Christmas songs
Suvi Väyrynen (soprano)
Zagros Wind Quintet
Jan Lehtola (organ)

2.00pm from St Ulrich's Church, Vienna
Sebastian Taschner: Hirten, wacht auf! (Premiere)
Michael J Richter: Leise dahin (Premiere)
Marina and Elena Hobarth: Punschlied (Premiere)
Elgar: Lux Aeterna
Ola Gjeilo: Serenity (O magnum Mysterium)
James MacMillan: O Radiant Dawn
Trad arr Gjeilo: In the Bleak Midwinter
Trad arr Gjeilo: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Max Reger: Es kommt ein Schiff geladen
Trad arr Hemedinger: Es bluh'n drei Rosen
Brahms: 'O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf' - Motet, Op 74 No 2
Praetorius arr Sandtrom: Det ar en ros utsprungen
Vienna Chamber Choir
Youth Choir Academy, Vienna
Michael Grohotolsky (conductor)

Main image: Kallio Church, Helsinki (c) Getty Images.

1 hour, 58 minutes

Last on

Sun 17 Dec 2017 13:00

Music Played

  • Bells of Kallio Church

    Bell Tune of Kallio Church

  • Traditional Finnish

    Five Finnish Christmas Songs

    Music Arranger: Harri Ahmas. Ensemble: Zagros Wind Quintet.
  • Gaston Litaize

    Variations sur un Noel angevin

    Performer: Jan Lehtola.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Five Christmas Songs op 1

    Performer: Suvi Väyrynen. Performer: Jan Lehtola.
  • Traditional Finnish

    Four Finnish Christmas songs arr. for wind quintet

    Music Arranger: Harri Ahmas. Ensemble: Zagros wind quintet.
  • Traditional French

    Kuului laulu enkelten (Angels in the Realms of Glory)

    Music Arranger: Harri Ahmas. Performer: Suvi Väyrynen. Ensemble: Zagros Wind Quintet.
  • Johann Franz von Herbeck

    Pueri concinite

    Choir: Vienna Boys' Choir. Conductor: Peter Marschik.
    • Capriccio.
    • C5160.
    • 4.
  • Sebastian Taschner

    Hirten, wacht auf!

    Choir: Vienna Academy Youth Choir. Conductor: Michael Grohotolsky.
  • Michael J Richter

    Leise Dahin

    Choir: Vienna Academy Youth Choir (Jugendchorakademie Wien). Conductor: Michael Grohotolsky.
  • Marina Hobarth

    Punschlied

    Composer: Elena Hobarth. Choir: Vienna Academy Youth Choir (Jugendchorakademie Wien). Conductor: Michael Grohotolsky.
  • Edward Elgar

    Lux Aeterna, arr. for chorus [from 'Nimrod', 'Enigma' Variations]

    Choir: Vienna Academy Youth Choir (Jugendchorakademie Wien). Conductor: Michael Grohotolsky.
  • Ola Gjeilo

    Serenity (O Magnum Mysterium)

    Choir: Vienna Academy Youth Choir (Jugendchorakademie Wien). Conductor: Michael Grohotolsky.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    O Radiant Dawn [Strathclyde Motets]

    Choir: Wiener Kammerchor. Conductor: Michael Grohotolsky.
  • Gustav Holst

    In The Bleak Midwinter

    Music Arranger: Ola Gjeilo. Choir: Wiener Kammerchor. Conductor: Michael Grohotolsky.
  • Traditional French

    Veni, Veni, Emmanuel - Advent Hymn

    Music Arranger: Ola Gjeilo. Choir: Wiener Kammerchor. Conductor: Michael Grohotolsky.
  • Max Reger

    Es Kommt Ein Schiff, Geladen - arr for chorus

    Choir: Wiener Kammerchor. Conductor: Michael Grohotolsky.
  • Traditional German

    Es blühn drei Rosen

    Music Arranger: Theresa Hemedinger. Choir: Wiener Kammerchor. Conductor: Michael Grohotolsky.
  • Johannes Brahms

    O Heiland, reiß die Himmel auf, Op. 74 No.2

    Choir: Wiener Kammerchor. Conductor: Michael Grohotolsky.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Det är en ros utsprungen, for two mixed choruses

    Music Arranger: Jan Sandström. Choir: Wiener Kammerchor. Choir: Vienna Academy Youth Choir (Jugendchorakademie Wien). Conductor: Michael Grohotolsky.
  • Traditional

    In dulci jubilo

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Philip Ledger.
    • EMI.
    • CDM.
    • 20.

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