X-MAS CONTEMPORARY - The Christmas Carol of the 21st Century

The X-MAS CONTEMPORARY project set the goal of combining the concept of Christmas as it is experienced today with the music of our time.

What does Christmas mean to you?

Dietrich Henschel asked this question of twelve different composers from different countries.

12 composers write 12 Christmas songs of the 21st century.

In collaboration with the ensemble of chief conductor Vladimir Jurowski, this project has been developed into a evening of music fit for the holidays. The premiere will take place on 7 December 2019 in the Konzerthaus Berlin.

Programming of the 12 Christmas Carols of the 21st century can be done according to the audience's wishes and can be supplemented by traditional Christmas carols.

This programme can also be combined with Dietrich Henschel's "X-mas Percussive" project with Simone Rubino.

"X-mas Contemporary" CD release: Farao Classics - 15 November 2019.