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Christmas concertos 2023

Concerto Copenhagen invites you to a Christmas concert in Trinitatis Church, where the orchestra presents Christmas music from all over Europe.

This year's Christmas concert embraces our many different traditions, as well as those we have in common. In many parts of the world, we have always celebrated midwinter and the solstice in our own way - the Vikings 'drank Christmas', today we celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus in Bethlehem - but one thing is almost always common across cultures, music.

Regardless of our histories, cultures and rituals, music is a common denominator for us and part of the Christmas celebration. Therefore, you can look forward to experiencing a slice of the feast from all over Europe when singer Marlene Metgzer, Concerto Copenhagen and Lars Ulrik Mortensen take us on a Christmas journey through the Netherlands, England, France, Italy, Poland, Germany - and of course from Denmark; Christian Geist was organist at Trinitatis Church from 1684 to 1686.

It's music that describes and interprets the messages of Christmas as we know it. The rural atmosphere with animals and shepherds around the stable where baby Jesus was born. It is the story of the morning star - the star over Bethlehem, the new light in the world, which figuratively speaking is of course also the baby Jesus himself - the light and hope that has now been brought into the world and how we are now moving towards brighter times. But it is also music that expresses the feelings of Jesus' mother, the Virgin Mary. She can feel that the child she has given birth to is not an ordinary child, and therefore asks God for help for what is to come.

So join us as we welcome Christmas and brighter times and wish each other a Merry Christmas with our loved ones.

CoCo's Christmas Concert 2023 can be experienced twice on the same evening.
The first concert will take place in Trinitatis Church, where the space of the church will amplify and elevate the religious and solemn messages of the music under the vaults. We will then play the same concerts in a shorter version at Musikhuset Copenhagen, where the music can be experienced in a more intimate format with mulled wine and candlelight as we light a candle in the darkness on the longest night of the year. Read more about this concert here.

Concerto Copenhagen invites you to a Christmas concert in Trinitatis Church, where the orchestra presents Christmas music from all over Europe.

This year's Christmas concert embraces our many different traditions, as well as those we have in common. In many parts of the world, we have always celebrated midwinter and the solstice in our own way - the Vikings 'drank Christmas', today we celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus in Bethlehem - but one thing is almost always common across cultures, music.

Regardless of our histories, cultures and rituals, music is a common denominator for us and part of the Christmas celebration. Therefore, you can look forward to experiencing a slice of the feast from all over Europe when singer Marlene Metgzer, Concerto Copenhagen and Lars Ulrik Mortensen take us on a Christmas journey through the Netherlands, England, France, Italy, Poland, Germany - and of course from Denmark; Christian Geist was organist at Trinitatis Church from 1684 to 1686.

It's music that describes and interprets the messages of Christmas as we know it. The rural atmosphere with animals and shepherds around the stable where baby Jesus was born. It is the story of the morning star - the star over Bethlehem, the new light in the world, which figuratively speaking is of course also the baby Jesus himself - the light and hope that has now been brought into the world and how we are now moving towards brighter times. But it is also music that expresses the feelings of Jesus' mother, the Virgin Mary. She can feel that the child she has given birth to is not an ordinary child, and therefore asks God for help for what is to come.

So join us as we welcome Christmas and brighter times and wish each other a Merry Christmas with our loved ones.

CoCo's Christmas Concert 2023 can be experienced twice on the same evening.
The first concert will take place in Trinitatis Church, where the space of the church will amplify and elevate the religious and solemn messages of the music under the vaults. We will then play the same concerts in a shorter version at Musikhuset Copenhagen, where the music can be experienced in a more intimate format with mulled wine and candlelight as we light a candle in the darkness on the longest night of the year. Read more about this concert here.

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Date:
December 21st
Timing:
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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CONTRIBUTORS

  • Marlene Metzger, soprano
  • Concerto Copenhagen
  • Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Musical Direction

CONCERTS

Event Series Event Series: Christmas concertos 2023

PROGRAM

Hellendaal (NL): Concerto Grosso op.3, nr.4
Geist (DE/DK): Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
Corette (F): Sinfonia VI sur les Nöels
Bernier (F): Accurite fideles animae
Purcell (GB): The Blessed Virgin´s Expostulation, Z. 196
Szarzynsky (PL): Sonata in D major
Böddecker (DE): Natus est Jesus
Sammartini (IT): Pastorale from Concerto Grosso, op. 5, no. 6