Christmas concert NPO Radio 4


  • Judith Weir Drop down, ye heavens, from above
  • William Byrd Vigilate
  • Joseph Haydn Nicolaimesse
  • Henry John Gauntlett Once in royal David's city
  • Georg Friedrich Handel from Music for the royal fireworks: Overture
  • Michael Praetorius Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
  • Matthew Martin A rose magnificat (Dutch premiere)
  • Evelyn Glennie A little prayer
  • John Rutter Dormi, Jesu
  • trad. Come all together

The annual Radio 4 Christmas concert from the Dom in Utrecht will be performed without an audience this year due to the recent coronation measures.

So unfortunately, no cosy get-together over mulled wine and Christmas bread, as we have been used to for the past ten years. But there was a beautiful, atmospheric programme of Christmas carols, performed by the Groot Omroepkoor, Ensemble Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and vocal soloists conducted by Benjamin Goodson. Organist is Pieter-Jan Belder; the presentation is by Ab Nieuwdorp.

You can sing along at home! The texts of the songs can be downloaded from the website of NPO Radio 4.

Thursday 23 December 2021
8:15 pm
Cathedral church



Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
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Benjamin Goodson - Photo: Paolo Ferla
Benjamin Goodson
Conductor, Choral Conductor, Speaking role
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Netherlands Radio Choir 2
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