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Christmas Calendar

Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio – Jauchzet, frohlocket!
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Hodie Christus natus est
William Byrd: This Day Christ Was Born
Georg Friedrich Händel: The Messiah – Pifa
Georg Friedrich Händel: The Messiah – Glory To God
Zoltán Kodály: Advent Song – from an 18th-century French mass book (Veni, veni Emmanuel)
Hector Berlioz: The Childhood of Christ – The Flight to Egypt
Hector Berlioz: The Childhood of Christ – The Shepherds' Farewell
Arcangelo Corelli: Christmas Concerto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sleigh Ride
Anonymous: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Lóránt Najbauer – bass
Pannon Philharmonic Festival Choir (choirmasters: András Vass and László Dobos)

Conducted by: Howard Williams

Season ticket prices: 8.500 HUF, 7.500 HUF, 6.500 HUF
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Colours are the main drive behind the programme of this year’s Christmas concert. Famous oratorio movements, a cappella choral pieces and symphonic movements will all be present. We can hear deservedly popular Christmas music and Kodály’s famous Advent Song on the composer's birthday. We can also enjoy works that the Hungarian audience is relatively unfamiliar with. Under the British conductor's baton, we can relish several English masterpieces ranging from the Renaissance William Byrd to the 20th-century Ralph Vaughan Williams. Besides the sacred music, we can also take delight in more profane winter music.

The opening movement of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio will be followed by two Renaissance motets, then two movements from Handel’s Messiah. The Hungarian Christmas is represented by Kodály’s Advent Song, originally a hymn from a French mass book, which precedes two movements from the French Berlioz' Christmas oratorio, L'enfance du Christ (The Childhood of Christ). In the final part of the concert, we’ll hear lighter, more profane music, such as Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Mozart’s Sleigh Ride and the English Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols.



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