Groot Omroepkoor in the Concertgebouw (2015) (Photo: Hans van der Woerd)

NPO Radio 4 Christmas concert


  • Jan Pzn Sweelinck Magnificat
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61
  • Robert Lucas Pearsall In dulci jubilo
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Air from Suite No. 3
  • Giovanni Gabrieli Beata es, virgo Maria
  • Felix Mendelssohn Hark the herald angels sing
  • John Joubert There is no rose of such virtue
  • Herbert Howells Sing lullaby
  • Owain Park O magnum mysterium
  • Franz Gruber Silent Night
  • Giovanni Gabrieli Canzon no. 3 from Canzoni et sonate
  • John Rutter What sweeter music
  • trad. Come all together

Saturday 19 December sees the return of the atmospheric NPO Radio 4 Christmas concert in collaboration with AVROTROS, broadcast live from the Dom church in Utrecht. The Netherlands Radio Choir, members of the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and soloists led by Benjamin Goodson will let you enjoy the most beautiful classical Christmas music!

Unfortunately, the NPO Radio 4 Christmas concert has to take place without an audience this year due to coronation measures. But don't worry: you can still watch the concert on NPO Radio 4 via At 19:00 the broadcast starts with a support act, from 20:00 the live concert starts. Presentation: Ab Nieuwdorp. On 24 December at 20.30 hrs the concert will be broadcasted on NPO2 Extra and you can watch it afterwards on NPO Start.

Saturday 19 December 2020
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
Lucie Chartin
Soprano, (Bach)
Tanja Obalski
Soprano, (Park)
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Fabio Trümpy
Peter Duyster
Bass, (Bach)
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Pieter Hendriks
Bass, (Park)
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