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Fri, Sep 15



Founding concert “Heavenly rejoicing...”

Spiritual Acappella program: works by Amy Beach, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Heinrich Schütz, Justin Doyle and Rory Wainwirght Johnston

Founding concert “Heavenly rejoicing...”
Founding concert “Heavenly rejoicing...”

Time & Location

Sep 15, 2023, 7:00 PM

Berlin, Wolffring 72, 12101 Berlin, Germany

About the event

A varied spiritual a cappella program awaits you under the title "Himmelhoch jauchzet...": The concert begins and ends jubilantly with Schütz and Mendelssohn's "Jauchzet dem Herrn". However, the jubilation is interrupted by double choir lamentations and requests, as in Mendelssohn's op. 78 and Brahms' op. 110 "But I am miserable". In addition to the canonically established composers already mentioned, the romantic composer Amy Beach will also be heard.

A 10-minute premiere by the Berlin-based composer Rory Wainwright Johnston, who also composed for the RIAS Chamber Choir, complements the program with a contemporary musical language in the setting of a jubilant "Glorias".

The encore includes an arrangement of "Amazing Grace" written by Justin Doyle, chief conductor of the RIAS Chamber Choir.

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