Formed in 1999 by four men and a woman, the a cappella group Calmus Ensemble Leipzig is known for the breadth of its repertoire extending from Gregorian chants to Machaut, Palestrina and Bach to Verdi and contemporary pop music. Last year, the ensemble released a well-received Christmas album. On this edition of the show, the group revives some of that material in a special studio performance.
Max Reger - Macht hoch die tur
Franz Schubert - Gloria (from German Mass)
Johann Sebastian Bach - Ph Jesulein suss
Traditional - Gaudete!
Ariel Ramirez - La Peregrinacion
arr. Ludwig Boehme - Glocken/Jingle Bells
Freddie Mercury and Queen - Bring Back That Leroy Brown
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite
Movements played variously by: pianist Rem Urasin (arr. Mikhail Pletnev)
Jazz Band Classic /Chris Winanas (arr. Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn)
The New York Youth Symphony/Ryan McAdams