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Bach´s Messiah 7 : Entry into Jerusalem

6.14.2021
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Leipzig
5pm CET Europe
Thomaskirche
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14,00 € – B+A+C+H: the regular price

The Concert

Hans-Christoph Rademann took over as director of the Bach Academy in Stuttgart in 2013 and in a relatively short time radically overhauled it. The tradition-steeped Gaechinger Cantorey not only uses a historical spelling for its name, it also uses period instruments and has a leaner choral sound. The ensemble was one of the protagonists in the Leipzig Ring of Cantatas back in 2018. Now, Gaechinger Cantorey will be appearing in two further cantata concerts, performing works including the Ascension Oratorio and the spectacular chorale cantata »Herr Jesu Christ, wahr’ Mensch und Gott«. Throughout his life, Johann Sebastian Bach illustrated episodes from the life of Jesus of Nazareth in music – from the annunciation to the ascension. In other words, Bach worked his whole life long on a musical story of the life and work of the Redeemer. In short, on a »Messiah«. The 2021 Bachfest has put together a »Messiah«, a cycle of twelve concerts that can will be streamed on five consecutive days. It comprises 33 selected cantatas, the three Oratorios, and the St. Matthew Passion. Readings from the Gospels underlying the cantatas, in Luther’s translation (written 500 years ago at Wartburg Castle) and performed by renowned German actor Ulrich Noethen, provide the narrative of the action and set the cantatas in their biblical context.

The Programme

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Herr Gott, nun schleuß den Himmel auf, BWV 617

Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem, BWV 159

Himmelskönig, sei willkommen, BWV 182 (abridged)

Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgendein Schmerz sei, BWV 46 (abridged)

Ihr werdet weinen und heulen, BWV 103

Link to the Program

The Musicians

Lukas Euler, organ
Ulrich Noethen, narrator
Alex Potter, altus
Benedikt Kristjánsson, tenor
Tobias Berndt, bass
Gaechinger Cantorey
Hans-Christoph Rademann
– Leader

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