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Ian Skelly guides us on our annual journey around Europe for a series of concerts to mark Holy Week. Part one includes concerts from Vatican City, Moscow, Dublin and Prague. 11am - from Assunta Hall, Vatican City A concert of music following the Stations of the Cross, performed by Ensemble Mirabilis Harmonia. Pergolesi: Adagio, from Concerto in G for flute, two violins and continuo Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori: Excerpt from 'Il Duetto' or 'Canto della Passione' Anon: Su legno vergognoso, aria for soprano, two violins and continuo Telemann: Aria from Schaut die Demut Palmen tragen, TW1:1245, from 'Der Harmonischer Gottes-dienst' Telemann: Es scheint, aria from 'Der für die Sünde der Welt gemarterte und sterbende Jesus' (Brockes Passion) Giuseppe Maria Po detto 'Il Finale': Spine che pungete, aria from 'Cantata Spirituale del XVIII secolo' Biber: The Crucifixion, No. 10 from 'Rosary Sonatas', for viola d'amore and continuo Anon: Ohimè qual io ti veggio, aria from 'Passione di Cristo' Anon: O qual sovra la Croce, from 'Cantata per la Passione de Nostro Signore', for soprano, two violins, flute and continuo. Ensemble Mirabilis Harmonia Ilenia Tosatto (soprano) Valerio Losito (violin, viola d'amore) Giorgi Tosi (baroque violin) Susanna Valloni (baroque flute) Ulrike Pranter (baroque cello) Angela Naccari (harpsichord) 12pm - From Alexandrovsky Concert Hall, Moscow A concert of music by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk (secular name, Grigory V. Alfeyev) who combines being a bishop of the Russian Orthodox church with studies in theology along with composition. Hilarion Alfeyev: Stabat Mater Hilarion Alfeyev: Song of Ascent Zhilya Ismailova (soprano) 'Masters of Choral Singing' Grand Chorus of Russian State TV and Radio Music Centre Moscow Synodal Choir National Philharmonic of Russia Vladimir Spivakov (conductor) 1pm - from Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin A sequence of music for uilleann pipes and pipe organ which will explore the connections between traditional Irish slow airs and the music of the



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