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On 20 and 21 December, international stars of the opera world meet at "Christmas in Vienna" for a festival of Christmas music in the Vienna Konzerthaus. Julia Novikova, Sophie Koch, Piotr Beczala and Bo Skovhus sing classical and popular pieces, accompanied by the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, the Wiener Singakademie and the St. Florian Boys' Choir.
The Christmas concert of the Vienna Volksoper is already a tradition - this year, the ensemble of the Volksoper and the children's choir sing Christmas songs from around the world on 16 December.
The stars of the musical industry gather on 17 December in the MuseumsQuartier/Hall E for "A Christmas Eve 2012": Maya Hakvoort, Uwe Kröger, Pia Douwes, Marjan Shaki, Lukas Perman, Ramesh Nair and The Rounder Girls will be there. Well-known classics and many surprises are on the program. "Christmas with The Rat Pack" can also be experienced in the MQ from 21 to 31 December. The ingenious doubles of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. present their legendary songs and swinging Christmas classics, such as "White Christmas".
Gospel fans have a choice: The Original USA Gospel Singers narrate the history of Gospel, from the influence of the Caribbean to the Christmas story, in their grand stage show at the Wiener Stadthalle on 20 December. In the Minorite Church, the New York Reach Ensemble performs the equally captivating program "Harlem Christmas Gospel 2012" (6-22 December). In the Votive Church, the vocally powerful ensemble "American Christmas Gospel" together with Stella Jones presents soul songs of enchanting intensity (30 November, 1, 7, 8 and 14 December). Also in the St. Charles Church, hear both "The Christmas Gospel" (7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 December) and a Russian Christmas concert with the Ural Cossacks (16 December).
St. Anna's Church, a secret Baroque tip in the city center, opens its doors to the "Trompetenzauber in St. Anna". Johannes Moritz on the trumpet and Reinhard Schobesberger on the organ play music from Viennese classics to international Advent songs. Trumpet music resounds also on Fri, Sat, Sun at "Christmas Trumpet" in the Maltese Church. And on December 15 and 19 the christmas program "Trumpets in Concert" is presented by three trumpeters at Minorite Church.
An Advent concert series in St. Stephen's Cathedral offers festive chamber music by Mozart, Bach, Schubert and Haydn as well as Advent songs, masterfully interpreted by the soloists of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra (Fri, Sat, Sun). In the Musensaal of the Albertina, the Clemencic Consort plays pre-Christmas Baroque concerts on original instruments (8, 9, 15 and 16 December 2012).
At the International Advent singing in the Festival Hall of Vienna City Hall, choirs from around the world are represented - with Gospel to folk, Advent and Christmas songs. And with free admission (Fri, Sat, Sun).
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