Euroradio Holy Week Music Series

Trinity Church in Copenhagen, one of the venues of the 2024 Euroradio Holy Week Music Series
Trinity Church in Copenhagen, one of the venues of the 2024 Euroradio Holy Week Music Series

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 details of the concerts in the 2024 Euroradio Holy Week Music Series, which has as its centre Palm Sunday, falling on 24 March this year, can be found in MUS under EURO/2023-2024/H/001-010.

List of concerts

This World Is Not The Only One - music by Palestrina, Gabrieli and Bonato
Jauna Muzika
Vaclovas Augustinas, conductor
Recorded on 9 September 2023
LRT (Lithuania)

Louis Spohr's Des Heilands Letzte Stunden
Stuttgart Chamber Choir
German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Frieder Bernius, conductor
Recorded on 31 October 2023
Deutschlandfunk Kultur (Germany)

UT Insieme Vocale-Consonante sing Victoria, Palestrina, Monteverdi and more
UT Insieme Vocale-Consonante
Lorenzo Donati, conductor
Recorded in November 2023
Radio Vaticana (Vatican City)

Fauré’s Requiem
Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Mark Baumann, organ
Carsten Seyer-Hansen, conductor
Recorded on 28 January 2024
Danish Radio

Bavarian Radio Chorus
Krista Audere, conductor
Recorded on 9 March 2024
BR (Germany)

Spring and Easter concert from the Danish Radio Vocal Ensemble
Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Martina Batič, conductor
Recorded on 15 March 2024
Danish Radio

Bruckner's Second Symphony
German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
Pietari Inkinen, conductor
Recorded on 17 March 2024
SR (Germany)

Premiere of B. Tommy Andersson's Passion Oratorio
Erik Westberg Vocal Ensemble
Live on 24 March 2024
Swedish Radio

Bach's St. John Passion
Mauro Peter, tenor, Evangelist
Matthew Rose, bass, Jesus
Lauryna Bendžiūnaitė, soprano
Wiebke Lehmkuhl, contralto
Anthony Gregory, tenor
Johannes Weisser, bass
Netherlands Radio Choir
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
Live on 24 March 2024
NPO (Netherlands)

Stanford's Stabat Mater
The Bach Choir
BBC Concert Orchestra
Daniel Hyde, conductor
Live on 29 March 2024
BBC (United Kingdom)





Julijus Grickevičius
Editor, Live Music & Projects, Classical Music
Elana Solomon
Project Manager, Classical and Pop
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