Things change fast … At the beginning of the 19th century, there were scarcely any Christmas concerts, Christmas lights, Christmas trees or Christmas cards. But by the beginning of the 20th century, things were very different, with great celebrations, elaborate dinners and magical concerts marking the season. We still enjoy spending the darkest time of the year with friends and family in order to bring light into the darkness and share warmth. How better to do that than by singing together…

The Vlaams Radiokoor performs the annual Christmas concert with classical works and well-known Christmas Carols. An all-time favourite is Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, a perfect expression of the rich British tradition, with atmosphere, fun and an authentic Christmas spirit guaranteed.

De Warmste Week: This year during our annual Christmas concerts, the Vlaams Radiokoor will collect funds for 11.11.11! Together we want to make a difference in the world: 11.11.11 with their changemakers, the Vlaams Radiokoor with music bringing people together. Contribute and support the good cause!


Benjamin Britten A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28
Franz Biebl
– Ave Maria
Francis Poulenc – Quatre Motets Pour Le Temps de Noël
Alan Hovhaness Nocturne for Harp Solo (*not in Antwerp)
Eriks Esenvalds O Salutaris Hostia
Anonymous & Chaim Parchi (arr. Joshua Jacobson) Aleih Neiri
(Arr. Willcocks) Ding Dong! Merrily On High
Jonathan RathboneThe Oxen
Traditional & John StainerGod Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Franz Xaver GruberSilent Night
Traditional (arr. Ben Parry)Jingle Bells