"Abendmusik" Christmas concerts | Nikos Spanatis & Katerina Ktona  "Abendmusik" Christmas concerts
at the Historical venue of St Paul’s Anglican Church

Christmas tradition of the 17th century, which started at St Mary’s church at Lübeck town, under the initiative of organist and composer Dieterich Buxtehude, relives for the second time this year at the historical venue of St Paul’s Anglican Church at Syntagma. In three Christmas concerts which will take place on Friday 18th (one concert) and Monday 21st (two concerts), embracing the greatest night of the year, we open the doors to Light and we invite people to pray, sing, feel emotional, rejoice, forgive, love again, get prepared for the Christmas celebration.

Friday 18th December 2015 at 20:30

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Nikos Spanatis, countertenor
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Katerina Któna, harpsichord and organ

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2015 - 12 - 18 Cantabo DominoChristmas masterpiece songs from religious works of composers of Renaissance and Baroque eras, such as Grandi, Purcell, Händel, Bach and Anonymous, as well as Christmas melodies of English music tradition will be performed by renowned artists Nikos Spanatis, with his special counter tenor voice and Katerina Któna with her gentle harpsichord and organ sound, creating a devout atmosphere of rare music feeling.

Counter tenor Nikos Spanatis has appeared in all great theatres of the country and has cooperated with all Orchestras and baroque ensembles in Greece. Hapsichordist Katerina Któna, one of the pioneers regarding the dissemination of early music in Greece, has been awarded for her long and firmly significant contribution in this area. Both artists have collaborated repeatedly in the area of Early Music with special programs from the Elizabethan period up to the late Baroque, with great success.


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PROGRAM

Anonymus
“Be merry, I pray you, be merry everyone” (England 15th century)
Coventry Carol (England 16th century)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
“O jesulein süss o jesulein mein” (Germany 16th century)

Anonymus
“Een Kindeken is ons geboren” (Holland 16th century)

John Bull (1562-1628)
"Een Kindeken is ons geboren”  

Alessandro Grandi (1586-1630)
“Cantabo Domino”
"O quam tu pulchra es"

Anonymus
“Gaudete-Christus es natus” (Finland, 1625)
“Barbara Allen”  (England 17th century)

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
“Crown the altar"
"Evening hymn"
"Strike the viol"

Claude-Bénigne Balbastre (1727-1799)
“Où s’en vont ces gais bergers”

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
“Bereite dich Zion”
“Jesu bleibet meine Freude”  (επεξεργασία του ομώνυμου χορικού.
Κείμενο Martin Jahn1661, μελωδία Johann Schop 1642).
“Bist du bei mir”


26th Renaissance Festival of Rethymno Rethymno
"Music at the Court of Queen Elizabeth I"

John Dowland : "I saw my lady weep"
Dowland Nymphs


William Byrd "Callino Casturame"

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Mozart Ascanio "Al mio ben"
Brussels Virtuosi Orchestra

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Gluck Orfeo "Ahime..Che farò"
Musica Vitae & Tiberiu Soare

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Mozart Mitridate "Venga pur"
Athens State Orchestra

2012 - 09 CARMINA D

Händel Partenope "Furibondo"
Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta

2014 - 12 - 15 Esthonoi 1

Händel Serse "Ombra mai fu"
Baroque Ensemble

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Koumendakis "Hedda Gabler"
Baroque Ensemble

2017 - 10 - 12 Rethymno Melacholia 1

Gounod "Serenade"
Dimitris Yakas, piano

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Barber "Un Cygne"
Dimitris Yakas, piano

2018 - 10 - 13 Brussels Thessaloniki 2



Monteverdi "Oblivion soave"
Effi Minakoulis, theorbo

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Philip Glass "Akhnaten"
Dimitris Yakas, piano

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Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Camerata Ensemble

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Britten Oberon's aria
Greek Opera Studio

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Nyman "if"
Sound Recording

8. Michael Nyman If from The Diary of Anne Frank

 

 

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