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concert Gloria in Excelsis Deo: A Christmas Concert by Thomas Clamor and the Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie – With Ruth Ziesak Joined by the Rundfunk-Jugendchor Wernigerode and Ensemble Sonora

Joined by the Rundfunk-Jugendchor Wernigerode and Ensemble Sonora

Gloria in Excelsis Deo: A Christmas Concert by Thomas Clamor and the Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie – With Ruth Ziesak Joined by the Rundfunk-Jugendchor Wernigerode and Ensemble Sonora

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Christmas in the Erzgebirge region is one of Saxony’s most treasured traditions. Its unique celebrations include numerous customs focusing on music.

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Cast

  • Ruth Ziesak | Soprano
  • Wernigerode Radio Youth Choir
  • Peter Habermann | Chorus director
  • Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
  • Ensemble Sonora
  • Thomas Clamor | Conductor

Program

  • Wolfgang Schumann, Christmas Toccata
  • Traditional, Gloria in Excelsis Deo
  • George Frideric Handel, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • George Frideric Handel, Let the bright Seraphim
  • George Frideric Handel, Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
  • Traditional, From Heaven above to Earth I come
  • Richard Wagner, Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral
  • Traditional, Blest Mary wanders through the thorn
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker
    • Excerpts
  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Christmas/In Advent
  • Traditional, Lo, how a rose e’er blooming
  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, For He shall give His angels charge
  • Traditional, Let us listen, blessed angels
  • Eduard Ebel, Snow falls softly at night
  • Traditional, Sweeter the bells never sound
  • Richard Eilenberg, St Petersburg Sleigh Ride
  • Roger Harvey, Festive Cheer
  • John Francis Wade, Adeste fideles
  • Engelbert Humperdinck, Evening Prayer
  • Siegfried Köhler, A thousand stars are a cathedral
  • Christmas Song / Franz Gruber, Silent night, holy night
  • Traditional, Oh, how joyfully

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Ute Feudel
  • Venue: Church of St Mary (Marienberg, Germany)
  • Production date: 2013
  • Recording date: 2012
  • Duration: 1 h 24 min
  • Production: © Accentus Music/ MDR/ ARTE France
  • Available version(s): EN
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