Euroradio Holy Week Music Day

Riga Cathedral, one of the venues of the 2022 Holy Week Music Day
Riga Cathedral, one of the venues of the 2022 Holy Week Music

Across European musical traditions, the period of Holy Week has given rise to some of the most important musical works in the history of the art form, seeking to encapsulate in music the dramatic events of Christ's Passion. It embraces not only classical music, but also ancient chant traditions and folk music.  

The annual Euroradio Holy Week Music series celebrates this extraordinary tradition, bringing together music from a wide range of EBU radio organizations. 

All the available details of the concerts in the 2022 Euroradio Holy Week Music Series, which has as its centre Palm Sunday, falling on 10 April this year, can be found in EURO/2021-2022/H/001-007.

This series has been curated by a group of EBU Member’s representatives. Many thanks to all them for their collaboration.

List of concerts

Bach's St John Passion
Laurens Collegium Rotterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
Live on 10 April 2022
NPO (Netherlands)

Contemporary music at the Riga Cathedral - New pieces commissioned to Madara Pētersone and Anna Veismane
Algars Raumanis, saxophone
Algars Reinis, organ
Live on 10 April 2022
Latvijas Radio (Latvia)

Credo - Sacred music by Russian contemporary composers
Moscow Conservatory Chamber Chorus
Alexander Solovyov, chorus director
Recorded on 7 February 2022
Radio Orpheus (Russia)

Buxtehude - Mystical Evening
Ensemble Tourbillon
Damien Guillon, artistic director
Recorded on 15 February 2022
Czech Radio

Easter Concert
Danish National Vocal Ensemble
David Hill, conductor
Recorded on 31 March 2022
Danish Radio

Stop, Listen - Works by Makor, Prenner and Wolf
Slovenian Philharmonic Chorus
Gregor Klančič, conductor
Recorded on 1 April 2022
RTVS (Slovenia)

Memory Eternal - Eastern Orthodox Polyphony from Bulgaria
Svetoslav Obretenov National Philharmonic Choir
Miroslav Popsavov, conductor
Recorded on 23 November 2022
BNR (Bulgaria)




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Mireia Pacareu Fauquier
Editor, Live Music & Projects, Classical Music
+41 22 717 2986