Festive Christmas Music – Thomas Clamor, Ruth Ziesak, Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie

20.12.2014 22:30

On Saturday, 20 December 2014 at 22.30, the festive Christmas concert with the Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, soprano Ruth Ziesak and theRundfunk-Jugendchor Wernigerode, which was recorded at the church of St. Mary in Marienberg, will be airing on German TV channel mdr.

The concert program includes:

1. Wolfgang Schumann: Christmas Toccata
2. Gloria in Excelsis Deo
3. George Frideric Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
4. George Frideric Handel: Let the bright Seraphim
5. George Frideric Handel: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
6. From Heaven above to Earth I come (trad.)
7. Richard Wagner: Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral
8. Blest Mary wanders through the thorn (trad.)
9. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from the “Nutcracker” Suite
10. Felix Mendelssohn: Christmas / In Advent
11. Lo, how a rose e’er blooming (trad.)
12. Felix Mendelssohn: For He shall give His angels charge
13. Let us listen, blessed angels (trad.)
14. Eduard Ebel: Snow falls softly at night
15. Sweeter the bells never sound (trad.)
16. Richard Eilenberg: St Petersburg Sleigh Ride
17. Roger Harvey: Festive Cheer
18. John Francis Wade: Adeste fideles
19. Engelbert Humperdinck: Evening Prayer
20. Siegfried Köhler: A thousand stars are a cathedral
21. Franz Gruber: Silent night, holy night
22. Oh, how joyfully (trad.)

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
(The Saxony Philharmonic Wind Orchestra)
Thomas Clamor
Ruth Ziesak,Soprano
Rundfunk – Jugendchor Wernigerode
Peter Habermann,Chorus Master
Ensemble Sonora

The concert is also available on DVD and CD.

Year of production:2013
Recording Date:28.11. – 02.12. 2012
Recording location:St. Marienkirche, Marienberg
Composers:Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, Richard Wagner, Felix Mendelssohn, Wolfgang Schumann, Georg Friedrich Händel, Eduard Ebel, Richard Eilenberg, Roger Harvey, John Francis Wade, Engelbert Humperdinck, Siegfried Köhler, Franz Gruber
Works:Christmas Toccata (Wolfgang Schumann), Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Georg Friedrich Händel), Let the bright Seraphim (Georg Friedrich Händel), Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (Georg Friedrich Händel), Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral (Richard Wagner), Excerpts from the “Nutcracker” Suite (Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky), Christmas / In Advent (Felix Mendelssohn), For He shall give His angels charge (Felix Mendelssohn), Snow falls softly at night (Eduard Ebel), St Petersburg Sleigh Ride (Richard Eilenberg), Festive Cheer (Roger Harvey), Adeste fideles (John Francis Wade), Evening Prayer (Engelbert Humperdinck), A thousand stars are a cathedral (Siegfried Köhler), Silent night, holy night (Franz Gruber)
Orchestras:Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
Choirs:Rundfunk-Jugendchor Wernigerode
Soloists:Ruth Ziesak
Conductors:Thomas Clamor
Production company:ACCENTUS Music
Co-Production Company:MDR
Associated Production Company:Arte
Director:Ute Feudel