Christmas concert NPO Radio 4
- Judith Weir Drop down, ye heavens, from above
- William Byrd Vigilate
- Joseph Haydn Nicolaimesse
- Henry John Gauntlett Once in royal David's city
- Georg Friedrich Handel from Music for the royal fireworks: Overture
- Michael Praetorius Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
- Matthew Martin A rose magnificat (Dutch premiere)
- Evelyn Glennie A little prayer
- John Rutter Dormi, Jesu
- trad. Come all together
The annual Radio 4 Christmas concert from the Dom in Utrecht will be performed without an audience this year due to the recent coronation measures.
So unfortunately, no cosy get-together over mulled wine and Christmas bread, as we have been used to for the past ten years. But there was a beautiful, atmospheric programme of Christmas carols, performed by the Groot Omroepkoor, Ensemble Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and vocal soloists conducted by Benjamin Goodson. Organist is Pieter-Jan Belder; the presentation is by Ab Nieuwdorp.
You can sing along at home! The texts of the songs can be downloaded from the website of NPO Radio 4.