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Christmas Around Europe 2021 - Disc 5: Greece
Featuring The ERT Chorus [no label, 1CD]

ERT Trito programma (Greece, recorded on December 8, 2021); 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 ERT Chorus sing a selection of traditional Greek Christmas songs.

Track 01. Intro 1:36
Track 02. Tsalahouris: I prosefhi ton Christougennon (Christmas prayer), op. 78/1 4:35
Track 03. Intro 0:44
Track 04. Adamis: Carols from the Propontis 1:00
Track 05. Tsalahouris: La nativita del Signore (The Birth Of The Lord), from Liturgy No. 3 5:13
Track 06. Intro 0:37
Track 07. Adamis: Idiomelon for Christmas No. 1 2:08
Track 08. Tsougras: Popse Christos gennithike (Tonight The Christ Was Born) 3:51
Christmas carols from Eastern Thrace
Track 09. Intro 0:31
Track 10. Adamis: Idiomelon for Christmas No. 2 2:56
Track 11. Samarás: Carols from Pontus (erasu) 1:34
Track 12. Intro 0:39
Track 13. Papadatos: Christmas carols from the Propontis 3:06
Track 14. Taylor: Dentro Christougenniatiko (Christmas Tree) 3:31
Track 15. Intro 0:52
Track 16. Rosopoulos: Saranta Meres (Forty Days) 1:49
Traditional carols from Thrace
Track 17. Samarás: Magnum Mysterium 2:41
Track 18. Pappás: Carols from Kastoria 1:18
Track 19. Baltas: Dormi, Jesu, from Christmas Story 5:46
Track 20. Intro
Track 21. Karagkezidis: Elate edo, geitonisses (Come Here, Neighbours) 1:37
Carol from Epirus
Track 22. Papadimitriou: Anarchos Theos (Eternal God) 3:17
Byzantine carol
Track 23. Intro 0:41
Track 24. Samarás: Christmas carols from Metsovo, Ioannina 2:07
Track 25. Economou: Carols from the Propontis 3:19
Track 26. Outro 0:30
57 mins

ERT Chorus, from Athens
(Greek Radio Choir)
Angeliki Ploka, chorus director
Nikos Vasileiou, conductor

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