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EU Christmas Concert in Ottawa

06.12.2017  20:01

On Friday the 8th of December at 7 pm the Royal Danish Embassy is pleased to invite you to the annual Christmas concert presented by the European Union Delegation to Canada.

This is the EU Christmas Concert’s 10th anniversary and the performance will be at the Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica at 385 Sussex Drive. Carols and Christmas songs from several European countries will be performed by four local choirs.

“Julen har bragt velsignet bud”

The Danish song this year will be ‘Julen har bragt velsignet bud’ composed by Danish poet B.S. Ingemann in the 19th century. The song was not originally intended for the church as it touches themes outside of the Christian world and met a lot of criticism. But it  was still included in the hymnbook right away, andtoday it is one of the most popular Christmas songs in Denmark, telling the story of Christmas celebration in the Danish homes.

You can listen to the song performed by Danish Radio‘s Girls’ Choir here: