The Calmus Ensemble (Marco Borggreve)

WQXR Presents Calmus: Christmas Carols of the World

Monday, December 7, 2015

7:00 PM

Celebrate the holiday season with great choral music.

Join us for Christmas Carols of the World, performed by The Calmus Ensemble in their only public appearance in New York City this season. 

This award-winning a cappella quintet from Leipzig, Germany presents a program from their new Christmas album, featuring sacred and secular carols spanning the centuries from Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and the Americas.  

Shaped by the centuries-old tradition of great German boys' choirs, Calmus has a unique line-up of soprano, countertenor, tenor, baritone and bass. The five musicians have won a string of international prizes and competitions, including the ECHO Klassik and Supersonic Award and First Prize at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition

“Calmus Ensemble is stunning in its vocal variety, mastery.”  “The group held the audience … spellbound with its artistry.”  “… In matters of pitch, diction and musical shaping, I’ve never heard finer ensemble singing.” (The Washington Post). WQXR General Manager Graham Parker hosts.

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You can also watch live here at 7pm ET.

Get a peek at Christmas Carols of the World:


 

Event Program

Veni, Veni Emmanuel (International, arr: Calmus)

Les Anges DansNos Campagnes (International, arr: Fredo Jung)

Eta Notsch Swjataja (Russia, arr: Reiko Füting)

Wexford Carol (Ireland, arr: Naomi Crellin)

Il Est Né, Le Divin Enfant (France, arr: Ludwig Böhme)

Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow (USA, arr: Sebastian Krause)

Betlehems Stjärna (Sweden, Alice Tegné/Viktor Rydberg)

White Christmas (USA, Irving Berlin/arr: Sebastian Krause)

De Tierra Lejana Venimos (Puerto Rico, arr: Juan Garcia)

Hej Mit Vinterland (Sweden, Britt Margareta Lindeborg/arr: Juan Garcia)

The Twelve Days of Christmas (England, Frederic Austin/William Henry Husk/arr: Ludwig Böhme)