Joy to the World! – Songs for the Christmas Season

Author: ARD

Join the Bavarian Radio Chorus for a little trip around the world to explore various Christmas melodies.

  • Bavarian Radio Chorus | Copyright: © BR_Astrid Ackermann

    Bavarian Radio Chorus © BR_Astrid Ackermann

  • Bavarian Radio Chorus | Copyright: © BR_Astrid Ackermann

    Bavarian Radio Chorus © BR_Astrid Ackermann

  • Conductor Howard Arman | Copyright: © BR_Astrid Ackermann

    Conductor Howard Arman © BR_Astrid Ackermann

In the repertoire are popular and well-known Christmas songs from England, USA, Latin America, Spain and Denmark, as well as typical German Christmas carols, such as “O Tannenbaum” and “O du Fröhliche”. All arranged for choir and orchestra by Howard Arman. Three highlights will be presented by opera-star Pavol Breslik. The filmic interpretation is performed by the well-known documentarian Alexander Saran, who has festively decorated Studio 1 at Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich. Furthermore: he even has a surprise in store for the audience. Conductor Howard Arman will guide us through the programme with his British sense of humor and charm.

Original title Joy to the world - Weihnachten in aller Welt
Production year 2018
Editor Theresa März, Laszlo Molnar
Executive Producer Ralf-Michael Peter
Director Alexander Saran
Choir Bavarian Radio Chorus
Orchestra / Band Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Conductor Howard Arman
Soloist Pavol Breslik, Tenor



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