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Christmas Calendar in Osijek

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: The Repose of the Holy Family
Hector Berlioz: The Childhood of Christ – The Flight to Egypt: The Shepherds' Farewell
Arcangelo Corelli: Christmas Concerto, Op. 6, No. 8.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sleigh Ride
Anonymous: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (arranged by Howard Williams)
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Lóránt Najbauer – baritone
Pannon Philharmonic Festival Choir (choirmaster: András Vass)

Conducted by: Howard Williams

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Following his appointment in 1989 as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Pécs Symphony Orchestra in Hungary, Howard Williams devoted a significant amount of his time to working with the leading symphony orchestras in that country. For his services to new Hungarian music he has been the recipient of an Artisjus award, and in 1997 was honoured with the Bartók medal for services to Hungarian music abroad.

On leaving Pécs in 2000 he was appointed Head of Conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. His subsequent six years in Cardiff enabled him to explore and develop his attitude to the teaching of conductors, while at the same time training student orchestras. From 2014 he is Director of the International Bartók Conducting Seminars in Szombathely, Hungary. He collaborates with youth and student orchestras in many parts of the world.

Cathedral St Peter and Paul the Apostle (Local name: Konkatedrala sv. Petra i Pavla Apostola)

Church of Saint Peter And Saint Paul, i.e. the Co-Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, is a neo-Gothic temple built in 1894-1898. It was designed by two architects - German Franz Langenberg and Austrian Richard Jordan. The church has five altars made of colorful stone and a monumental belfry, 94 m high, which makes it the tallest building outside of Zagreb in Croatia.

The church is entered through a small door next to the main portal. The interior, capable of simultaneously accommodating 3 thousand. faithful, famous for its huge number of neo-Gothic ornaments and magnificent stained glass windows. The frescoes covering the temple's vault were created during World War II (1938-1942). Their author is Mirko Rački (1879-1982), one of the most recognizable Croatian painters of the 20th century. It was estimated that 3.5 million bricks were used to build the church. The giant tower has four bells weighing 2665, 1552, 740 and 331 kilograms.

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