Christmas in Vienna 2020 - Family Edition

Author: ORF-Enterprise

The classical concert “Christmas in Vienna” will not take place as usual this year in the Wiener Konzerthaus but as a house concert at the Hotel Sacher.

  • Vienna Boys Choir | Copyright: © Thomas Jantzen

    Vienna Boys Choir © Thomas Jantzen

The coronavirus pandemic will also change the Christmas season. The classical concert “Christmas in Vienna” will not take place as usual this year in the Wiener Konzerthaus. Together with the event organizer and the artists of the “Christmas in Vienna” family, ORF has decided to reinvent the traditional Christmas concert in co-production with ARTE.

Camilla Nylund, Angelika Kirchschlager, Thomas Hampson, Luca Pisaroni and Saimir Pirgu will meet the Vienna Boys Choir and the cello quartet “Die Kolophonistinnen” for a house concert at the legendary Hotel Sacher.

With songs that the artists personally associate with Christmas, they set an example of community, especially in a time when togetherness can no longer be taken for granted.

Duration 65 minutes
Director Felix Breisach
Production Company ORF, ARTE, Felix Breisach Medienwerkstatt and Scheibmaier & Schilling Promotion
English title Christmas in Vienna 2020 - Family Edition
Choir Vienna Boys Choir
Soloist Camilla Nylund (Soprano), Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo-Soprano), Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Luca Pisaroni (Bass-Baritone), Saimir Pirgu (Tenor), Alma Deutscher (Pianist), Maciej Pikulski (Pianist)



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