The Christmas feeling, with the smell of pine tree and cake, the star songs and waiting for Santa is recreated every year at the Radio Hall, with carol concerts which became a tradition!
The series of events dedicated to Christmas starts Sunday, 8th of December, (7 pm), with the ROMANIAN RADIO CHILDREN’S CHOIR, which is inviting every one of you to attend the concert titled “WINTER LANDSCAPE”. A true cultural ambassador of Romania abroad and a “nursery” of talents for musical scenes in Romania, the Romanian Radio Children’s Choir will celebrate 75 years of existence in 2020.
The repertoire of the evening, carefully selected by RĂZVAN RĂDOS, the conductor of the assembly, includes traditional Romanian carols such as Trei păstori (Three shepherds), După datini colindăm (Carolling according to tradition), Sus boieri (Wake up, boyars), Astăzi s-a născut Hristos (Christ is born today), Am plecat să colindăm (We go carolling), and many others, together with international Christmas songs such as Shchedryk (well-known Ukrainian carol), fragments from A Ceremony Of Carols, a creation dedicated to Christmas, signed by British composer BENJAMIN BRITTEN and traditional carols from Spain or Greece. The event will also include the participation of pianist MAGDALENA FAUR (who is also the author of part of the musical arrangements) and will be hosted by actress DELIA NARTEA.
At the end of the concert, Casa Radio Publishing House organizes in the main lobby of the Radio Hall a session of autographs given by conductors Voicu Popescu and Răzvan Rădos on the second edition of the CD “Colinde (carols)”. The CD includes carols from Romania and from the entire world, traditional Christmas songs, interpreted by the sparkling voices of the Radio Children’s Choir, skilfully conducted by conductors Voicu Popescu and Răzvan Rădos, in a Radio Romania recording of 2018.
The album “Colinde (carols)” is available at manufacturing price at the bookstore of Casa Radio Publisher House located in str. Temişana nr. 31 or online on the website of the publisher house (www.edituracasaradio.ro). It can also be purchased from distribution partners, including Humanitas and Cărtureşti bookstores.
In 2015, Romanian Radio Children’s Choir celebrated 70 years of existence, and participated in the opening concert of the Evmelia International Music Festival in Greece, with the anniversary concert “70 DE PRIMĂVERI” on 25th April 2015 (Radio Hall) and by attending the “George Enescu” Festival in 2015. In the same year, the Radio Children’s Choir qualified – together with other 8 assemblies in the entire world – for the Munich final of one of the most prestigious international choir competitions: LET THE PEOPLES SING. The competition is considered an event in the vocal music circuit, with the endorsement of the European Broadcasting Union).
Established in 1945, the Radio Children’s Choir was and is a true musical educational institution for young generations and a “nursery” of talents for the Romanian musical school. This was the starting point for the artistic careers of Ileana Cotrubaş, Silvia Voinea, Voicu Enăchescu, George Crăsnaru, Roxana Briban, Roxana Constantinescu and many others. The founder of the choir, conductor Ion Vanica, followed by Elena Vicica, Eugenia Văcărescu Necula and Voicu Popescu, made decisive contributions to the artistic trajectory of the assembly.
With more than 50 participations in festivals, artistic tournaments and international competitions in almost all European states, Japan, USA and Canada, Radio Romania assembly received prestigious awards and prizes. Moreover, in 2004, the choir was honoured to become the “CULTURAL AMBASSADOR OF THE EUROPEAN UNION”, awarded by the European Choral Association.
Tickets to the concerts of the Radio Orchestras and Choirs are available on www.bilete.ro, in the Romanian Post offices, in Inmedio shops with the bilete.ro logo and at the Ticket Booth of the Radio Hall. For other information related to the Orchestras and Radio Choirs, please visit www.orchestreradio.ro.