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Composer: Gruber, Franz Xaver (1787-1863)

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Year of birth1787
Year of death1863
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Festive fare from the Auckland Philharmonia

For this Christmas concert we were transported from the Auckland Philharmonia’s usual venue at the Auckland Town Hall to the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell. It was interesting to compare the sound of the orchestra; the cathedral has a slight echo that seemed to boost the richness of the orchestra’s sound, at times (like at the climax of Bizet’s Farandole) becoming almost shockingly loud.
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Wonderfully festive!

We trudged through the snow to Kings Place, full of anticipation for an evening of beautiful music and festive cheer. The Barts Chamber Choir, conducted by Ivor Setterfield provided this, with a wonderful program from traditional audience carols to lesser known pieces by Berlioz, Howells and Vaughan Williams.

Barocke Weihnachtsklänge in Göteborg

Göteborger Symphoniker © Måns Pär
Die Göteborger Symphoniker gaben mit dem Symphonischen Chor ein besinnliches Konzert für die Adventzeit.
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