A thrilling evening to recall the magical atmosphere of Christmas songs and carols: an extraordinary Christmas concert will take place at the Romanian Radio Hall on Saturday, December 12, at 7.00 PM, under the baton of conductor Voicu Popescu.
One of the top moments of the evening will be the performance of A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten: formed of ten pieces and accompanied by harp, the work will be performed for the first time in Romania, according to the organizers. The event will be rebroadcast through the European Broadcasting Union, as part of a major media project, Euroradio Special Day of Christmas Music, which will celebrate Christmas through 14 concerts proposed by public radio broadcasters to the benefit of millions of listeners.
“The Romanian Radio Children’s Choir will bring closer the fairy Christmas in an event focused on two contrasting concepts: the classical Romanian carol, on one hand, seen with the eyes of such composers like Gheorghe Cucu, Nicolae Lungu, Ioan D. Chirescu, Emil Montia and the Anglo-Saxon medieval song, in the modern approach by John Rutter and Benjamin Britten. I think that this will be a moment of strong feeling, in a context when we need both serenity and clarity of mind”, states Voicu Popescu, conductor of the ensemble. The event will feature pianist Magdalena Faur and harpist Iuliana Roșca.
The concert will be followed by the release of the album Corul de copii radio – 70, produced by the Romanian Radio Publishing House. The same day, on Saturday, December 12th, at 5.30 PM, a new volume dedicated to Ion Vanica, the founder and the first conductor of the Romanian Radio Children’s Choir, authored by Mariana Popescu, to be presented in the foyer of the Romanian Radio Hall.