"Christmas in Vienna"" takes place again at the Vienna Konzerthaus two days before Christmas. This year there will be a reunion with an unforgettable opera diva: Grace Bumbry. At her side are Juan Diego Florez, who just had success at the "Concert for Europe", the Volksoper star Annely Peebo and Adrian Eröd, darling of the Viennese audience at the Wiener Staatsoper. The Vienna Boys Choir will also be present at this traditional concert. This year's programme includes parts from Johann Sebastian Bach's "Christmas Oratorio", Georg Friedrich Handel's "Messiah" and Ceasar Franck's "Festive Mass". Other musical highlights include traditional Austrian Christmas songs and pieces from England, France, Estonia and Peru. Of course, the "Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht"" (Silent Night, Holy Night) cannot be missing from the finale. The stars will be accompanied by the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Karel Mark Chichon.
Note: Due to licensing reasons this concert is unfortunately not available in Germany and Switzerland.


Georges Bizet - L'arlésienne / Suite No. 1 (Excerpt from »Prélude«) (1872)

Macht hoch die Tür. Christmas Song (Arrangement: Gerald Wirth)
Vom Himmel hoch, ihr Engel kommt »Susani«. Christmas Song (Arrangement: Ferry Janoska und Gerald Wirth) (1617))
Angels from the Realms of Glory / old French Christmas Song from 18th century (Englisch Lyrics)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Erleucht' auch meine finstre Sinnen (Christmas Oratorio BWV 248) (1734-1735)

César Franck - Panis angelicus (Messe à trois voix op. 12) (1860)

Adolphe Adam - Cantique de Noël »Minuit, Chrétiens« (1847)

Georg Friedrich Händel - Er weidet seine Herde (Ara for Soprano from »Messiah« HWV 56) (Arrangement as K 572: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) (1741/1789)

Oh Jubel, oh Freud (Arrangement: Ferry Janoska and Gerald Wirth)
Grünet Felder, grünet Wiesen. Christmas Song from Upper Austria (Arrangement: Heribert Limberg)
Kommet, Ihr Hirten (Arrangement: Heribert Limberg and Gerald Wirth)

Georges Bizet - Farandole (L'arlésienne / Suite No. 2) (1872)

Süüta Küünal »Entzünde die Kerze«. English Christmas Song from Estonia (Arrangement: Aarne Oit)
Huayno Peruano Navideño (after a Christmas Song from Peru)

Carl Davis - The most wonderful birthday of all. Christmas Song

Still, still, weil's Kindlein schlafen will. Folk Song from Salzburg (Arrangement: Uwe Christian Harrer)
Der Huljai. Christmas yodel from Styria (Arrangement: Gerald Wirth)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Meditation. Ave Maria BWV 846 (1722)

Jeronimo Gimenez - La Boda de Luis Alonso. Zarzuela

Fröhliche Weihnacht (Arrangement: Gerald Wirth)

Jester Hairston - Mary's boy child. Christmas Song (Arrangement: D. Cullen und Carl Davis) (1956)

Eduard Ebel - Leise rieselt der Schnee. Christmas Song (Arrangement: Gerald Wirth)

John Francis Wade - Adeste fideles (Arrangement: Gerald Wirth) (1743 ca.)

Georg Friedrich Händel - Gaude Sion filia »Tochter Zion« (1747)

Marsch und Chor der Jünglinge (Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63)




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Christmas in Vienna