Sounds like Christmas
Set in an attractive Cistercian monastery, "Sounds like Christmas" combines festive music with the spontaneity and freshness of jazz. This 60-minute made-for-TV Christmas production presents the musical encounter between soprano Angelika Kirchschlager and jazz trumpeter Tomasz Stanko. The soloists are accompanied by the outstanding Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. In addition, the Leipzig a-cappella ensemble Amarcord, consisting of former members of St. Thomas's Boys Choir, interpret popular and less-known Christmas tunes with the soloists. The artists' different biographies and stylistic preferences make for a suspenseful, varied musical experience. The magnificent Cistercian monastery 'Schulpforte' near Naumburg (Germany) was chosen as the location for this extraordinary musical encounter. The origins of the monastery date back to the Benedictine convent founded in Schmölln in 1127. The concert footage is combined with charming motifs of snowy mountain landscapes and cities decorated for Christmas.