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June 25, 2022
ARTS & LEISURE

By    Corina Ciobanu

Even if there’s no sign of snow as yet, the holiday spirit is already in the air and the Christmas concerts to take place this week in several venues in Bucharest are partly to “blame” for this.

The “Heart-Core” cultural association invites us today at 7pm to a free entrance concert titled “Cantec pe o stea” (Song upon a Star) offered by the Heart-Core boys’ choir. The event will take place at the Bucharest National University of Music’s “Opera Studio” Hall (33, Stirbei Voda Street).

The concert, organized in collaboration with the Sehremes organization and web-designer Laura Gavrila, bears the “garb” of Christmas carols and will be accompanied by video projections, meant to wrap us in the light of Christmas cheer. The organizers also have in store a raffle with surprise-prizes, and Santa Claus will come bearing gifts for all the children present.

The series of events meant to mark 20 years since the founding of the Cotroceni National Museum ends today with a traditional Christmas concert offered by the National Chamber Orchestra of Moldova, conducted by Cristian Florea.

The event will be hosted in the Union Hall and the public will be granted access through the Leu Gate, no later than 5.45 pm. The concert features soloists Maria Montserrat Florea and Tina Munteanu. The programme includes works by Bach, Gou­nod, Vivaldi, Sarasate, An­derson, Albinoni, Rachma­ninoff, Handel-Halvorsen, Piaz­zola and Strauss and a Christmas carols suite, from the Romanian and international repertoire.

Today, at 7pm, the Church of the Resurrection (2, Xenopol Street) will host a traditional Christmas service of lessons and carols, followed by seasonal refreshments. The Anglican services to be held in the Church include, on Saturday, December 24th, at 11.30pm, a celebration of Midnight Mass and on Sunday, December 25th, at 10am, a celebration of Holy Communion.

The German Embassy in Bucharest organizes, in turn, in collaboration with the Bucharest C.A. Evangelical Church, a Christmas concert to take place on Saturday at the Evangelical Church (2, Luterana Street). The concert will be offered by the C.A. Evangelical Church’s “Martin Luther” Choir and the Brasov “Canzonetta” children’s and youth choir. The two choirs will be accompanied by the Church’s Prause organ.

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