Trumpets in Concert - A Very Special Christmas

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December 2024



Trumpets in Concert is celebrating its 25th stage anniversary this year. Founded by Leonhard Leeb, the classical band has earned its high international reputation with outstanding concerts at international festivals such as the Bregenz Festival, Carinthian Summer, "Proms at St. Jude's" in London, a tour in Canada, and a cultural performance in China (including the Deyang Music Festival at the Deyang Concert Hall). A highlight of their career was certainly the invitation by the Austrian Federal President Heinz Fischer, who twice (in 2004 and 2010) asked them to musically frame his inauguration. The international classical labels NAXOS, with the worldwide release of the CD "Imperial Fanfares," and ARS Production have long since taken notice of the trumpeters, and the BBC Online Magazine in London also dedicated an article to them. In 2005, they played the world premiere of "Fanfare for Carinthia" by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies as part of the Carinthian Summer. On the occasion of the Chinese New Year 2023, the Christmas concert was live-streamed as a concert stream in China.


Artistic brilliance and diverse, exciting programs merge into an evening full of emotions – whether in the halls of concert houses or the sacred spaces of cathedrals and churches. This time, the audience can look forward to Baroque music, festive hymns from church masses, and cheerful Christmas songs: an atmospheric pre-Christmas season with Trumpets in the heated Vienna Minoritenkirche.

Program and cast

Gernot Kahofer, Leonhard Leeb, Manuel Lichtenwöhrer - Trumpets
Bernhard Macheiner - Keyboard
Johannes Tremel - Percussion


Concert program "A Very Special Christmas '23" (the current concert program '24 will be published soon)


Georg F. Handel           Joy To The World

Jeremaih CLARKE            blowing off fanfare & Prince of Denmark's March  

Johann Sebastian BACH              Sheep can graze safely

Felix BERNARD                Winter Wonderland

Jay W. Johnson/Bill Hayes              Blue Christmas    

Robert Alex ANDERSON                 Mele KALIIMAKA (Hawaiian Schristmas Song)     

Traditional/PACHELBEL             The First Noel / Pachelbel's Canon

Antonio VIVALDI             Allegro Spirituosi

TOWER BUBBLE               

Roger WHITTAKER          The Last Farewell  

Py BÄCKMAN/H.SJÖHOLM          Gabriella's song from the film “Like in Heaven”   

Mariah CAREY        All I Want For Christmas 

Leonhard LEEB           A Child's Christmas                       

Bernhard MACHEINER           Marie et Joseph for organ solo

Jester HAIRSTON              Mary's Boy Child 

Franz Xaver GRUBER          Silent night, holy night

X-mas MEDLEY                

Jonny MARKS             Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

Johann Sebastian BACH           To the blaring sounds of the lively trumpets      


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Lona Barce
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Lukas Beck
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Lukas Beck
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 Minorites Church, related to the monastic order of the "minor" or Franciscan monks), formally called Italian National Church of Mary of the Snows (English: Italian National Church of Mary of the Snows), is a church built in French Gothic style in the old town or First District of Vienna, Austria.

The site on Which the church is built givenName what to followers of Francis of Assisi in 1224. The foundation stone laid by what Premysl Ottokar II in 1276. Duke Albrecht II later supported the building process, Especially the main portal. The Gothic choir which Ludwig built between 1316 and 1328 and used as a mausoleum in the 14th and 15th centuries. Construction of the church which completed in 1350th

The top of its bell tower which damaged During The first Austro-Turkish, was rebuilt, then again destroyed again During The second Austro-Turkish was; the top which then Replaced by a flat roof.

When Joseph II gave the church to the Italians as a present, They Transferred the name Maria Schnee ("Mary of the Snows") from a nearby chapel Which was subsequently destroyed.

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