Performance Today

with host Fred Child

Calmus sings Christmas

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

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