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Christmas Around Europe 2021 - Disc 3: Leipzig
Featuring the MDR Radio Chorus [no label, 1CD]

MDR Kultur (Germany), recorded on December 9, 2018; BBC Radio 3 broadcast on December 19, 2021.

A day-long festival of Christmas music and singing from across Europe and Canada in the European Broadcasting Union’s annual Christmas music day. Choirs and ensembles come together to celebrate the wonder of Christmas. First we travel to Russia with the Moscow Synodal Choir; then to Tallinn in Estonia, with Vox Clamantis, and then from Leipzig, in Germany, we hear Mendelssohn, and from Riga in Latvia, music by Handel. The broadcast started at 11 am and ended at 11 pm.

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The MDR Radio Chorus perform Christmas music by Mouton, Poulenc, Mendelssohn, Britten, Pärt and Gruber, conducted by Risto Joost.

Track 01. Intro 7:25
Track 02. Mouton: Nesciens mater virgo virum, motet a 8 4:52
Track 03. Poulenc: Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël 11:31
Track 04. Mendelssohn: Frohlocket, ihr Völker auf Erden Deutsche Liturgie: Kyrie, Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe and Heilig 9:54
Track 05. Britten: Hymn to the Virgin 3:49
Track 06. Pärt: Seven Magnificat Antiphons 14:52
Track 07. Gruber: Stille Nacht (Silent Night) 2:56
Track 08. Outro 4:24
60 mins

MDR Radio Chorus, from Leipzig
Risto Joost, conductor

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