Performance Today

with host Fred Child

Calmus sings Christmas

Calmus is based in Leipzig, Germany.
Calmus is based in Leipzig, Germany. Calmus
28min 40sec : Calmus Christmas

The five singers of Calmus met at Thomaskirche in Leipzig, the church where Johann Sebastian Bach worked as a cantor. They loved to sing and loved to sing together so eventually they formed their own ensemble: Calmus. The five singers from Leipzig joined Fred Child in the studio to talk about their hometown and perform Christmas carols from Germany, plus a couple of American secular favorites.

Music includes:
* Anonymous 15th Century, arr. Bob Chilcott: Nova! Nova!
* Anonymous, arr. Max Reger: Macht hoch die Tur
* J.S. Bach: O Jesulein Susss
* Anonymous, arr. Ludwig Bohme: Maria durch ein Dornwald ging
* Irving Berlin, arr. Sebastian Krause: White Christmas
* James Lord Pierpont, arr. Bohme: Jingle Bells