Concerts in the Summer Hall · 2017 Season

»Praise of Music«

Where people sing with sweet voices
all sadness must flee.
Therefore, praise and honour music,
an art without comparison.
(Sethus Calvisius, 1556–1615)

This praise of music by Sethus Calvisius, one of the famous predecessors von J. S. Bach who worked at St. Thomas’s Church in the 16th century, will be audible in many of this season’s concerts.
 

Already Luther emphasized the importance of singing, of songs. In this Reformation anniversary year, which also marks the 250th anniversary of Telemann’s death, we will be hearing songs and cantatas, which enjoyed fame throught the years. Even today’s generation of singers in the St. Thomas’s Boys Choir still know most of them.
 

Camerata Bachiensis, our ensemble in residience, is a young ensemble that enjoys bringing to light and to ear forgotten works by Baroque composers from Central Germany – composers and compositions, that Bach might have known himself.
 

You are cordially invited to come and listen!

22.01.2017 | 3.00 p.m.: Collegium studiorum – Improvisations from Renaissance to Baroque times

Students of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater »Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy« Leipzig, Fachrichtung Alte Musik, led by Martin Erhardt and Jostein Gundersen
Ticket price: € 15,00 / reduced: € 10,00

 

 

The University of Music and Theatre »Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy« Foto: Bertram Bölkow

 

Es ist schon zur Tradition geworden, dass die Studierenden der Fachrichtung Alte Musik sich in diesem Konzert dem kollektiven Empfinden und  Erfinden annähern und so die Kunst des Improvisierens üben. Auch wenn es musikalisch Vorgaben gibt, angeregt durch den schöpferischen Umgang mit dem eigenen Instrument und mit den MItspielern entsteht unmittelbar und im Moment »Neues«.

19.02.2017 | 3.00 p.m.: Bach and his Italian inspirations

- A. Corelli: Sonate D-Dur, op. 5 Nr. 1
- G. B. Fontana: Sonata terza
- J. S. Bach: Italienisches Konzert F-Dur, BWV 971
- A. Vivaldi: Sonate d-Moll, op. 2 Nr. 3, RV 14
- J. S. Bach: Sonate G-Dur, BWV 1021
- J. S. Bach: Chaconne d-Moll, aus: Partita d-Moll, BWV 1004
- J. S. Bach: Sonate A-Dur, BWV 1015

 

Bernhard Forck (violin), Hildegard Saretz (harpsichord)
Ticket price: € 15,00 / reduced: € 10,00

 

Arcangelo Corelli

19.03.2017 | 3.00 p.m.: Masters of Baroque music from Central Germany

- L. A. Dornel: Sonate en quatuor
- G. P. Telemann: Concerto G-Dur, TWV 43: G1
- G. P. Telemann: Suite A-Dur, TWV 32: 14
- J. B. de Boismortier: Sonate G-Dur, op. 51 Nr. 1
- G. P. Telemann: Quartett C-Dur, TWV 43: C1

 

Camerata Bachiensis (Ensemble in residence): Roberto De Franceschi (transverse flute), Anne Kaun (violin), Magdalena Schenk-Bader (violin, viola), Philipp Weihrauch (violoncello), Julia Chmielewska-Ulbrich (harpsichord)
Ticket price: € 15,00 / reduced: € 10,00

 


Camerata Bachiensis

26.03.2017 | 3.00 p.m.: »Sing psalms in which you thank God ...«

Luther, Bach and the power of music
Alexandra Röseler (mezzosoprano, presentation), Frank Zimpel (harpsichord), future and former members of the St. Thomas’s Boys Choir
Ticket price: € 15,00 / reduced: € 10,00

 

 

Martin Luther (engraving by Johann Georg Mentzel)

 

Zur Erneuerung des Gottesdienstes setzte Luther auf die Macht der Musik, des selber gesungenen geistlichen Liedes. Bach vertonte zahlreiche von Luthers Liedtexten. Die Kinder der Bach-Familie haben viele Vertonungen der Luther-Choräle gesungen und auch Anna Magdalena selbst hat den Ausspruch aus der Luther-Bibel ihrer Familie »Die Liebe ist die Erfüllung des Gesetzes« wohl oftmals vorgetragen.

16.04.2017 | 3.00 p.m.: »amor & rosignolo«

- A. Scarlatti: Si suoni la tromba
- A. Scarlatti: Mio tesoro
- A. Scarlatti: Con voce festiva
- Anonymus: Sonate C-Dur
- G. P. Telemann: Sommer-Lust, TWV 29: 70
- G. P. Telemann: Jeder sein eigner Richter, TWV 29: 86
- G. P. Telemann: Mittel-Stand, TWV 29: 72
- A. Corelli: Preludio. Largo – Sarabande. Largo cantabile, aus: Sonate e-Moll, op. 5 Nr. 8
- G. Finger: Sonate F-Dur
- F. Mancini: Quanto dolce è quell’ ardore
- B. Pasquini: Variationi sopra la follia
- B. Pasquini: Partite diversi di follia
- A. Melani: All’armi pensieri

 

Friederike Holzhausen (soprano), Susanne Ehrhardt (recorder, clarinet, chalumeau), Susanne Erdmann (harsichord, organl)
Ticket price: € 15,00 / reduced: € 10,00
 

 

Susanne Ehrhardt Trio

07.05.2017 | 3.00 p.m.: From Anna Magdalena Bach’s »Notenbüchlein« and spring songs

Alexandra Röseler (mezzosoprano, presentation, harpsichord), future and former members of the St. Thomas’s Boys Choir
Ticket price: € 15,00 / reduced: € 10,00

 


Future members of St. Thomas’s Boys Choir wearing Baroque costumes

28.05.2017 | 3.00 p.m.: A new song – Music around Martin Luther

Works by J. Walter, L. Senfl, H. Isaac a. o.
Kathleen Danke (soprano) · La Villanella Basel: Claudia Nauheim (recorder), Laura Frey (viola da gamba), Irene Klein (viola da gamba), Mechthild Winter (organ, virginal)
Ticket price: € 15,00 / reduced: € 10,00
 

 

La Villanella Basel

28.07.2017 | 8.00 p.m. | Thomaskirche: In memoriam

J. S. Bach: Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit, BWV 668 · J. S. Bach: Messe A-Dur, BWV 234 · G. P. Telemann: Schwanengesang, TWV 4: 6
Solisten, Leipziger Cantorey, Sächsisches Barockorchester, direction: Thomaskantor Gotthold Schwarz
Ticket price: € 29,00 / 21,00 / 13,00
A cooperation between MDR Musiksommer, Bach-Archiv and Thomaskirche Leipzig

 

Leipziger Cantorey

17.09.2017 | 3.00 p.m.: The singing geography

Works by G. P. Telemann
ensemble raccanto: Andreas Pehl (countertenor), Brendan O’Donnell (recorder), Robert Schröter (harpsichord, organ)
Ticket price: € 15,00 / reduced: € 10,00
 

 

Map of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation

15.10.2017 | 3.00 p.m.: Masters of Baroque music from Central Germany

G. P. Telemann: Sanftmutsvolle, zarte Triebe, TWV 1: 33 · F. W. Zachow: Ich bin sicher und erfreut · R. Keiser: Weicht ihr Tränen, weicht ihr Sorgen

 Anna Kellnhofer (soprano), Camerata Bachiensis (Ensemble in residence): Roberto De Franceschi (oboe, transverse flute), Anne Kaun (violin, viola), Friederike Lehnert (violin, viola), Magdalena Schenk-Bader (violin, viola), Isolde Winter (violoncello), Julia Chmielewska-Ulbrich (harpsichord, organ)
Ticket price: € 15,00 / reduced: € 10,00

 

Camerata Bachiensis

19.11.2017 | 3.00 p.m.: »In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust«

Works by D. Buxtehude, H. Schütz S. Scheidt and
Gesine Adler (soprano), Friederike Otto (cornett), Claudia Mende (Violine), Benjamin Dreßler (violon), Zita Mikijanska (harpsichord)
Ticket price: € 15,00 / reduced: € 10,00

 

Samuel Scheidt

10.12.2017 | 3.00 p.m.: From Anna Magdalena Bach’s »Notenbüchlein« and Christmas Carols

Alexandra Röseler (mezzosoprano, presentation, harpsichord), future and former members of the St. Thomas’s Boys Choir
Ticket price: € 15,00 / reduced: € 10,00
 

 

Future members of St. Thomas’s Boys Choir wearing Baroque costumes

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