SF BCHZ Rastislav Štúr Vianočný koncert 211218 foto © A. Trizuljak

Christmas Concert

Monday, December 19, 2022, 7:00 PM, Bratislava Boys Choir, M Cycle of Special Concerts
Concert Hall of SPh,
Price: 30, 25 €
Slovak Philharmonic
Bratislava Boys Choir
Rastislav Štúr 
Magdaléna Rovňáková choirmaster
Gabriel Rovňák jr. choirmaster
Jana Juríčková soprano
Otto Nicolai Christmas Overture
Georg Friedrich Händel Lascia ch’io pianga, Almirena’s aria from Rinaldo, Act. 2
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  Snow Maiden Suite
Edward Elgar Salut d’amour, op. 12
Johann Sebastian Bach – Charles Gounod Ave Maria
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker
Zdeněk Macháček Christmas carols (arr.)
Frederick Delius Sleigh Ride
Ľuboš Bernáth Musica pastoralis (first performance)
Ľubica Čekovská Silent Waltz
Franz Schubert Mille cherubini in coro, D. 498
César Franck Panis angelicus
John Rutter  For the Beauty of the Earth
Franz Xaver Gruber Silent Night

The Christmas holidays represent a kind of fixed point in the cycle of life, to which each subsequent year, full of new uncertainties, surprises and challenges, will surely result again. It is a time when we try to find more time for our loved ones, for rest, for what brings us joy and peace. Not only silence and self-absorption, but also beautiful things that we like and know well can bring us desired peace. Therefore, even traditional carols and popular songs by authors composing across styles have their inseparable place during the Christmas holidays.
Rastislav Štúr, the longtime chief conductor of the SND Opera, regularly cooperates with the Slovak Philharmonic. The Bratislava Boys’ Choir, led by conductor, founder and manager Magdaléna Rovňáková, performs concerts at home and abroad, but also performs and records for television and film.