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11/27/2017 9:26:18 AM

Get in the holiday spirit at Hanoi's first German Christmas Market

(VNF) - The German Embassy and the Goethe Institut Hanoi and ACM warmly invite visitors of all ages to Hanoi’s very first German Christmas Market from December 14th to 16th

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Get in the holiday spirit at the Cua Bac Church. Escape the big city stress, relax, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, savor Christmas scents, sample typical Christmas Market treats and beverages, buy hand-made items, and spend memorable moments with friends and family over a cup of hot wine.

As is customary in Germany, the Christmas Market will be located near a beautiful church – in front of Hanoi’s Cua Bac Church. With its clock tower and picturesque windows, it provides the perfect festive backdrop for the Christmas Market, whose sights, sounds and scents will allow visitors to experience Christmas with all their senses. As you stroll across the market, you can admire and purchase many special items for you and your loved ones, from typical ‘Stollen’ pastry to handcrafted Vietnamese products.

The Suc Song Moi Bamboo Ensemble. (Photo: Suc Song Moi Bamboo Ensemble/FB)

To get you in the right mood, the Christmas Market will kick off with a highlight: a Christmas Concert performed by the Suc Song Moi Bamboo Ensemble, featuring classical music and international Christmas favorites to sing along to. The concert will be held at the market on December 14th at 6 pm.

Suc Song Moi (The New Vitality) is the only bamboo ensemble in Vietnam that performs its symphonicly orchestrated repertoire purily with bamboo music instruments. It was established in 2013 by the young conductor Dong Quang Vinh – the principle conductor of the Vietnam National Opera & Ballet & Hanoi Voices Choir, who had been trained for nine years in Shanghai Conservatory of Music – China.

The Ensemble is usually invited to perform concerts at the Hanoi Opera House, Vietnam National Academy of Music and on the Vietnam Television (VTV) and it also is Vietnam’s music representatives who attends international concerts and music festivals./.

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