Jan Willem de Vriend (c) Eduardus Lee

Seasonal music for Christmas


  • Johann Sebastian Bach / Igor Stravinsky Choral variations on Vom Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her
  • Felix Mendelssohn Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her
  • Joseph Haydn Theresienmesse

Just before Christmas, the inspired conductor Jan Willem de Vriend comes to lead the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Groot Omroepkoor through an evening of sacred choral music. To be heard is a tribute by Igor Stravinsky to his favorite composer Bach. Then the radiant choral cantata Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her by Mendelssohn, and finally one of the most beautiful masses by Joseph Haydn, in which the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa even sang the soprano solos!

Friday 23 December 2022
8:15 pm

Large Hall


Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
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Jan Willem de Vriend
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Netherlands Radio Choir
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Paul Krämer
Choir conductor
Tinka Pypker
Nina van Essen
Caspar Singh
André Morsch
André Morsch
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