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Andrew McGregor continues the annual day of music for Holy Week, including concerts from Copenhagen, Prague, Berlin, Guildford, Amsterdam and Sofia.

Andrew McGregor continues the annual day of music for Holy Week, with live and specially recorded concerts from around Europe.

4pm - Trinity Church, Copenhagen
A masterpiece of late 15th Century polyphony from the Eton Choirbook by Richard Davy, performed by Ars Nova Copenhagen under Paul Hillier

Richard Davy: St Matthew Passion
Ann-Christin Wesser Ingels (soprano)
Hanna Kappelin (soprano)
Elenor Wiman (alto)
Laura Lamph (alto)
Hanne Marie le Fevre (alto)
Jakob Skjoldborg (tenor)
Luís Toscano (tenor)
Adam Riis (tenor)
Asger Lynge Petersen (bass)
Jakob Soelberg (bass)
Ben McKee (bass)
Ars Nova Copenhagen
Paul Hillier (conductor)

5pm - Imperial Hall, Lobkowitz Palace, Prague Castle, Prague
Baritone Tomáš Král and Collegium Marianum perform a sequence of works by Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Marc-Antoine Charpentier:
Première leçon du mercredi ('Incipit lamentatio Jeremiae') H. 120, for bass, from 'Three Tenebrae Lessons'
Symphonie in G minor, H. 529, for three flutes or violins
Première leçon du jeudi ('De lamentatione Jeremiae') H. 121, for bass, from 'Three Tenebrae Lessons'
Tenebrae factae sunt, H. 129, from 'Nine Tenebrae Responsories'
Ouverture pour l'église, H. 524
Troisième leçon du vendredi ('Incipit oratio Jeremiae'), H. 125, for bass, from 'Three Tenebrae Lessons'
Tomáš Král (baritone)
Collegium Marianum
Jana Semerádová (director)

6pm - Philharmonie, Berlin
Alice Coote and Mariusz Kwiecień are soloists in a performance of Duruflé's Requiem with the Berlin Radio Chorus conducted by Robin Ticciati

Wagner: Prelude to Act 1 of Parsifal
Duruflé: Requiem, op. 9, for soloists, chorus and orchestra
Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano)
Mariusz Kwiecień (baritone)
Berlin Radio Chorus
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Robin Ticciati (conductor)

7pm - Guildford Cathedral - LIVE
The BBC Singers perform Stainer's oratorio The Crucifixion, live from Guildford Cathedral; a venue for which conductor Barry Rose founded the cathedral choir back in 1961.

Stainer: The Crucifixion
Peter Auty (tenor)
Jeremy Carpenter (bass)
BBC Singers
Guildford Cathedral Choir
Malcolm Archer (organ)
Barry Rose (conductor)

8.30pm - Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Ton Koopman conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the combined voices of the Netherlands Chamber Chorus, Amsterdam Baroque Chorus and Netherlands National Children's Choir in Bach's mighty St Matthew Passion.

Bach: St Matthew Passion, BWV.244
Evangelist ..... Tilman Lichdi (tenor)
Christ .....Manuel Walser (baritone)
Christine Landshamer (soprano)
Ann Hallenberg (contralto)
Mauro Peter (tenor)
Klaus Mertens (bass)
Netherlands Chamber Chorus
Amsterdam Baroque Chorus
Netherlands National Children's Choir
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Ton Koopman (conductor)

12.00am - Saint Sofia Church, Sofia
Highlights of a concert featuring Orthodox chants for Palm Sunday and Easter performed by the Sofia Priests' Choir conducted by Kirill Popov

Anon: Troparion for the Annunciation (Mode 4)
Anon: Troparion for the feast of the Lord's entry into Jerusalem (Mode 1) (Chant from the town of Elena)
Anon: Ne otrvrati (Do Not Turn Away), Great Prokeimenon (Mode 8)
Ivan Kaikov: Dushe moya (O, My soul), Kontakion from the Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete (Mode 2)
Anon: Gospodi sil (O, Lord of Hosts), Eastern chant (Mode 8)
Anon: By the Rivers of Babylon, Polyeleion (Mode 3), after Psalm 137
Anon: Vzbrannoy voevode (Queen of the Heavenly Host), Papadic chant (Mode 8)

Sofia Priests' Choir
Kiril Popov (conductor)

Photo of Sofia Priests' Choir at Saint Sofia Church (c) Martin Mitov, March 2018.

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Music Played

  • Walter Lambe

    Nesciens mater a 5

    Choir: Tonus Peregrinus. Conductor: Antony Pitts.
    • NAXOS.
    • 8.572840.
    • 1.
  • Robert Wylkynson

    Jesus autem transiens / Credo in Deum canon a 13

    Choir: Tonus Peregrinus. Conductor: Antony Pitts.
    • Naxos.
    • 8.572840.
    • 7.
  • Antonio Lotti

    Crucifixus a 8

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Philip Ledger.
    • EMI.
    • CDM 5651032.
    • 11.
  • William Horsley

    There is a green hill far away

    Lyricist: Cecil Frances Alexander. Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Philip Ledger.
    • EMI.
    • CDM 5651032.
    • 12.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Première leçon du mercredi ('Incipit lamentatio Jeremiae') H.120

    Singer: Tomáš Král. Ensemble: Collegium Marianum. Director: Jana Semerádová.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Symphonie in G Minor H.529

    Ensemble: Collegium Marianum. Director: Jana Semerádová.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Première leçon du jeudi ('De Lamentatione Jeremiae') H.121

    Singer: Tomáš Král. Ensemble: Collegium Marianum. Director: Jana Semerádová.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Tenebrae factae xunt - Tenebrae Responsory H.129

    Singer: Tomáš Král. Ensemble: Collegium Marianum. Director: Jana Semerádová.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Ouverture Pour L'Église H.524 for flute and strings

    Performer: Martina Bernasková. Ensemble: Collegium Marianum. Director: Jana Semerádová.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Troisième leçon du vendredi ('Incipit oratio Jeremiae') H.125

    Singer: Tomáš Král. Ensemble: Collegium Marianum. Director: Jana Semerádová.
  • Richard Wagner

    Prelude to Act 1 of Parsifal

    Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Robin Ticciati.
  • Maurice Duruflé

    Requiem mass for chorus

    Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Robin Ticciati. Singer: Alice Coote. Singer: Mariusz Kwiecien. Choir: Rundfunkchor Berlin.
  • John Stainer

    The Crucifixion - A Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer

    Singer: Peter Auty. Singer: Jeremy Carpenter. Choir: BBC Singers. Choir: Guildford Cathedral Choir. Performer: Malcolm Archer. Conductor: Barry Rose.
  • John McCabe

    Woefully arrayed for chorus

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • HMU 807555.
    • 7.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244

    Conductor: Ton Koopman. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Singer: Tilman Lichdi. Singer: Manuel Walser. Singer: Christina Landshamer. Singer: Ann Hallenberg. Singer: Mauro Peter. Singer: Klaus Mertens. Choir: Netherlands Chamber Chorus. Choir: Amsterdam Baroque Choir. Choir: Netherlands National Children's Choir.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross - Sonatas 5-7 & Il terremoto

    Ensemble: Callino Quartet.
    • CORO.
    • CORO 16152.
    • 6-9.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Oster-Oratorium, BWV 249: IV Aria: Seele, deine Spezereien

    Singer: Maïlys de Villoutreys. Performer: Juliette Hurel. Ensemble: Les Surprises. Conductor: Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas.
    • Bach Inspiration.
    • Alpha Classics.
    • Alpha 358.
    • 13.
  • Anonymous

    Troparion for the Annunciation (Mode 4)

    Choir: Sofia Priests' Choir. Conductor: Kiril Popov.
  • Anonymous

    Troparion for the feast of the Lord's entry into Jerusalem (Mode 1)

    Choir: Sofia Priests' Choir. Conductor: Kiril Popov.
  • Anonymous

    Ne otrvrati (Do Not Turn Away), Great Prokeimenon (Mode 8)

    Choir: Sofia Priests' Choir. Conductor: Kiril Popov.
  • Ivan Kaikov

    Dushe moya (O, My soul), Kontakion from the Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete

    Choir: Sofia Priests' Choir. Conductor: Kiril Popov.
  • Anonymous

    Gospodi sil (O, Lord of Hosts), Eastern chant (Mode 8)

    Choir: Sofia Priests' Choir. Conductor: Kiril Popov.
  • Anonymous

    By the Rivers of Babylon, Polyeleion (Mode 3), after Psalm 137

    Choir: Sofia Priests' Choir. Conductor: Kiril Popov.
  • Anonymous

    Vzbrannoy voevode (Queen of the Heavenly Host), Papadic chant (Mode 8)

    Choir: Sofia Priests' Choir. Conductor: Kiril Popov.

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