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Matthäuspassion Mit Leipziger Oratorienchor

Matthäuspassion mit Leipziger Oratorienchor

Der Leipziger Oratorienchor lädt am Samstag, den 5. April 2014 um 19 Uhr in die Leipziger Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche zur Aufführung der Matthäuspassion (BWV 244) von Johann Sebastian Bach. Gemeinsam mit dem Neuen Leipziger Barockensemble musizieren Friederike Holzhausen (Sopran), Susanne Krumbiegel (Alt), Stephan Scherpe (Tenor) und Thomas Stimmel (Bass) sowie Soprane des Mädchenchores der Schola Cantorum Leipzig (Cantus firmus). Die Gesamtleitung liegt in den Händen von Prof. Gunter Berger.

Mit etwa 200 Minuten Aufführungsdauer und einer Besetzung von vier Solisten, zwei Chören und zwei Orchestern ist die Matthäuspassion Bachs umfangreichstes und am stärksten besetztes Werk und stellt einen Höhepunkt protestantischer Kirchenmusik dar. Die Uraufführung fand am 11. April 1727 in der Leipziger Thomaskirche statt. Nach Bachs Tod geriet das Werk zunehmend in Vergessenheit. Die Wiederaufführung unter Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy im Jahr 1829 leitete die Bach-Renaissance in Leipzig ein.

Girls and female choir of the city of Leipzig

The Schola Cantorum Leipzig's girls and female choir has 80 singers between the ages of 12 and over 30. The choir belongs to Germany's best and is internationally renowned, not least of all due to the high level of musical quality demanded, its rigorous youth development programs, many concert tours abroad as well as a variety of awards won in acclaimed competitions. The choir is especially well versed in the presentation of renaissance period equal voices, a-cappella compositions as well as contemporary pieces. It also regularly works together with German orchestras on choral symphonic works. The choir's vast repertoire includes not only the German romantic works of composers such as Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms or Rheinberger, but the ensemble has also made important explorations into French music from the turn of the century. One important key component of the choir's work is the interpretation of contemporary music.

The girls and female choir has been a part of presentations of great oratory works such as Bach's "Passion of St. Mathew", Mendelssohn's "Paulus" and Orff's "Carmina Burana" and has given concerts in Leipzig's most important churches and concert halls. In 1999, the ensemble arranged the official ceremony for the Federal Republic of Germany's 50th birthday in Berlin's Reichstag and 2015 saw the choir sing for Chancellor Angela Merkel as part of the 80th German Welfare Day. The quality of the choirs is attested to by their successful participation in numerous national and international competitions as well as manifold radio, television and CD recordings.

Welcome to the choirs of the Schola Cantorum Leipzig!

The Schola Cantorum Leipzig was founded in 1963 as a youth choir and has been working with the sponsorship of the city of Leipzig since 1982. Today, the Schola Cantorum Leipzig provides musical guidance and training for around 300 children, youth and young adults; singing and making music at all levels from earliest training to the so called "spatzen choirs", children's, girls and female choir through to the chamber choir.

Do you need more information about our choirs or upcoming events? Do you want to know how to become a member of one of the choirs? Or would you like to submit a performance request? Do not hesitate to contact our office via our contact forms or via e-mail!

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