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Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687): Dies irae
Michel-Richard Delalande (1657–1726): De profundis clamavi ad te Domine

Soloists
neue.kantorei Bremen
Conducted by Klaus Westermann
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E.T.A. Hoffmann(1776 - 1822): Miserere
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924): Cantique de Jean Racine
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847: Hör mein Bitten

Soloists
Lucas-Kantorei
Conducted by Andreas Winterhalter
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Giacomo Puccini: Credo
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana

Carolina López, Moreno Santuzza
Eva Zaicik, Lola
Giorgio Berrugi, Turiddu
Domen Križaj, Alfio

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Thomas Hengelbrock
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Closing concert of the French-German Singing Festival

French-German project choir
Sing-Academy of the Balthasar-Neumann-Choir
Members of the Balthasar-Neumann-Choir
Lionel Sow
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Giacomo Puccini: Credo
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana

Carolina López, Moreno Santuzza
Eva Zaicik, Lola
Giorgio Berrugi, Turiddu
Domen Križaj, Alfio

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Thomas Hengelbrock
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Johann Sebastian Bach:
Konzert für Cembalo d-Moll BWV 1052
Konzert für zwei Cembali C-Dur BWV 1061
Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4

Johannes Brahms:
Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen
Heinrich von Herzogenberg: Lieder op. 31 and op. 97, Psalm 116
Wilhelm Wilms: Drie geestelyke Liederen

Danae und Kiveli Dörken, Hammerflügel
Veronika Winter, soprano
Julie Comparini, alto
Simon Bode, tenor
Matthias Vieweg, bass
Rheinische Kantorei
Das Kleine Konzert
Hermann Max
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Georg Philipp Telemann: Ouverturen-Suite c-Moll

Thomas Blomenkamp: Ich liebe den Herrn, denn er hat mein Flehen erhört
Eunyoung Jang: Nisi Dominus (commissioned work)
Claudio Huerta Honores: Wen(n) der Tukan ruft (commissioned work)
Oleg Krokhalev: O Primavera (commissioned work)
Federico Perotti: Ave Maris Stella (commissioned work)

Orlando di Lasso: Villanella Tutto lo di mi dici canta
Claudio Monteverdi: Nisi Dominus, Ave Maris Stella
Johann Hermann Schein: Drei Motetten aus Israelsbrünnlein
Heinrich Schütz: O Primavera, Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes
Georg Philipp Telemann: aus Singgedicht im Frühling

Veronika Winter, soprano
Pia Davila, soprano
Julie Comparini, alto
Anne Bierwirth, alto
Johannes Weiss, tenor
Hans Jörg Mammel, tenor
Matthias Vieweg, bass
Ansgar Eimann, bass
Das Kleine Konzert
Johannes Honecker & Hermann Max, conductors
Bernd Heyder, host
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Opening concert of the Festival Alte Musik Knechtsteden

Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchester-Suite C-Dur BWV 1066
Georg Philipp Telemann: Deus judicium tuum - Grand Motet, Psalm 71
Jean-Baptiste Lully: Miserere

Veronika Winter, soprano
Pia Davila, soprano
Julie Comparini, alto
Markus Schäfer, tenor
Matthias Vieweg, bass
Rheinische Kantorei
Das Kleine Konzert
Conducted by Hermann Max
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Johannes Brahms
Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen op 74/1
Fest- und Gedenkensprüche op. 109
Vier Gesänge für Frauenchor op. 17

Balthasar-Neumann choir & soloists
Soloists of the Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock
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Johannes Brahms
Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen op 74/1
Fest- und Gedenkensprüche op. 109
Vier Gesänge für Frauenchor op. 17

Balthasar-Neumann choir & soloists
Soloists of the Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock
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Johann Sebastian Bach: Opening chorus from the St. Matthew Passion
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Ekklesiastische Aktion
Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

Jenny Daviet, soprano
Georg Nigl, baritone
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor
Boys' Choir of St. Nikolai, Hamburg
Akademie Balthasar Neumann
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock
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Youlan (The Lonely Orchid)
Meihua sannong (Three Variations on the Plum Blossom)
Xiaohe tang shui (The Babbling Brook)
Pasibutbut (Prayer for the Millet Harvest)

Guillaume Dufay: Je donne a tous les amoureux

SHEN Ye: Leute, könnte ihr das hören?
für 6 Stimmen, Ensemble und Elektronik (2022, UA)

G. Dufay: Du tout m'estoie abandonné

Haosi Howard CHEN: different anthems
für Vokalquintett mit Klarinette und Violoncello (2022, UA)

G. Dufay: Ne je ne dors ne je ne veille

Mazi lumba (A Song for the Road Home)

Schola Heidelberg
Sarah Kuppinger, soprano
Kanae Mizobuchi, mezzosoprano
Julie Comparini, alto
Daniel Arnaldos, tenor
Jörg Deutschewitz, baritone
Martin Backhaus, bass

ensemble aisthesis
Udo Grimm, (bass) clarinet
Zoe Pouri, violin
Peter Sigl, cello
Adam Weisman, percussion
J. Marc Reichow, piano
Ailen Monti, lute

Tzu-Ning LIAO, Erhu and Zhongu
Shao-Huan HUNG, Sheng
Pengpeng LI, Guqin

Lecture: Barbara Mittler
Sound Engineer / Assistant Conductor: Ekkehard Windrich
Conduscted by: Walter Nußbaum
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Youlan (The Lonely Orchid)
Meihua sannong (Three Variations on the Plum Blossom)
Xiaohe tang shui (The Babbling Brook)
Pasibutbut (Prayer for the Millet Harvest)

Guillaume Dufay: Je donne a tous les amoureux

SHEN Ye: Leute, könnte ihr das hören?
für 6 Stimmen, Ensemble und Elektronik (2022, UA)

G. Dufay: Du tout m'estoie abandonné

Haosi Howard CHEN: different anthems
für Vokalquintett mit Klarinette und Violoncello (2022, UA)

G. Dufay: Ne je ne dors ne je ne veille

Mazi lumba (A Song for the Road Home)

Schola Heidelberg
Sarah Kuppinger, soprano
Kanae Mizobuchi, mezzosoprano
Julie Comparini, alto
Daniel Arnaldos, tenor
Jörg Deutschewitz, baritone
Martin Backhaus, bass

ensemble aisthesis
Udo Grimm, (bass) clarinet
Zoe Pouri, violin
Peter Sigl, cello
Adam Weisman, percussion
J. Marc Reichow, piano
Ailen Monti, lute

Tzu-Ning LIAO, Erhu and Zhongu
Shao-Huan HUNG, Sheng
Pengpeng LI, Guqin

Lecture: Barbara Mittler
Sound Engineer / Assistant Conductor: Ekkehard Windrich
Conduscted by: Walter Nußbaum
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Come, Sable Night

Four singers, the historical brass ensemble Hanse Pfeyfferey and aquatic night spirits illuminate the historic port of Vegesack with music from the Renaissance and early Baroque.

Manja Stephan, soprano
Julie Comparini, alto
Benjamin Kirchner, tenor
Alexander Schuhmann, bass

Laura Dümpelmann, schawn
Alexandra Mikheeva, trumpet and slide trumpet
Katrin Zolnhofer, sackbut
Lilli Pätzold, cornetto
David Budai, stringed instruments

StelzenSippe, Kulturladen Huchting

Artistic Direction: Peter Schenk

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Heinrich Schütz: Geistliche Chormusik & Cantiones Sacrae (selections)
Hermann Schein: Israelisbrünnlein 1623 & Diletti pastorali (selections)
Rheinische Kantorei
Das Kleine Konzert
Conducted by Hermann Max
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W.A. Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore, KV 339
Gregorio Allegri: Miserere
W. A. Mozart: Missa in C "Krönungsmesse" KV 317\

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & -Soloists
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Conducted by Duncan Ward
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Works by Claudio Monteverdi, Heinrich Schütz, Johann Hermann Schein, Johann Ludwig Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Christoph Bach, and Georg Philipp Telemann

Verena Gropper und Karin Gyllenhammar, soprano
Julie Comparini und Anne Bierwirth, alto
Johannes Weiss und Nils Giebelhausen, tenor
Matthias Vieweg und Ansgar Eimann, bass
Das Kleine Konzert
Ulla Bundies and Ha-Na Lee, violin
Aino Hildebrandt and Gabrielle Kancachian, viola
Christian Heim, violone
Thomas Ihlenfeldt, chitarrone
Johannes Liedbergius, organ
Conducted by Hermann Max

BALLONI Hallen, Ehrenfeldgürtel 96, 50823 Köln
Admission: 10€ – 15€ plus fees
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Johann Sebastian Bach: BWV 117, Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut
Cantata as part of church services
Julie Comparini, alto
Steffen Kruse, tenor
Carsten Krüger, bass
Cathedral Choir and guests
Kammer Sinfonie Bremen
Conducted by Tillmann Benfer
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W. A. Mozart: Sinfonie Nr. 36, KV 425 ("Linzer")
Joseph Haydn: Harmoniemesse HOB XXII:14

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & -Soloists
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock
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Locomotive Breath
Musical revue of workers' songs and work songs

Manja Stephan, Katy aus dem Spring, Julie Comparini, Evelyn Gramel, vocals
Erik Blumenthal, guitars
Matthias Entrup, drums
Bremer Kaffeehaus-Orchester
Directed by Peter Schenk
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Locomotive Breath
Musical revue of workers' songs and work songs

Manja Stephan, Katy aus dem Spring, Julie Comparini, Evelyn Gramel, vocals
Erik Blumenthal, guitars
Matthias Entrup, drums
Bremer Kaffeehaus-Orchester
Directed by Peter Schenk
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Locomotive Breath
Musical revue of workers' songs and work songs

Manja Stephan, Katy aus dem Spring, Julie Comparini, Evelyn Gramel, vocals
Erik Blumenthal, guitars
Matthias Entrup, drums
Bremer Kaffeehaus-Orchester
Directed by Peter Schenk
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Johann Sebastian Bach: BWV 67 Halt im Gedächtnis Jesum Christ Easter services

Julie Comparini, alto
Clemens Löschmann, tenor
Bremer Domchor vocal ensemble
Concerto Bremen
Stephan Leuthold, organ
Pastor Christian Gotzen
Conducted by Tobias Gravenhorst

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W.A. Mozart: Requiem KV 626 Friederike Kühl, soprano
Julie Comparini, alto
Masanori Hatsuse, tenor
Alexander Schuhmann, bass
Kantorei, Kinder- und Jugendchor
Cantaumus Chamber Choir
Orchestra Concerto Ispirato
Conducted by: Dr. Winfried Müller

Samuel Barber: Hermit Songs op. 29 (1953)
Ailís Ní Ríain: Watershed (2020)

For centuries, artists across all genres have been inspired by natural bodies of water. The texts of Samuel Barber's Hermit Songs were written by medieval monks and pilgrims near Lough Derg in County Donegal, while the west Irish landscape around the "other" Lough Derg near Limerick inspired the poems in the 2019 collection And Say by contemporary writer Jessica Brown. Five of these poems were set to a new song cycle Watershed by the Irish composer Ailís Ní Ríain in 2020 as part of an Irish Arts Council Commission Award for pianist Yonit Kosovske.

Just as a geological watershed changes the direction of water's flow, both song cycles explore the places and moments that lead us in new directions.

Julie Comparini, contralto
Yonit Kosovske, piano
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Ailís Ní Ríain: Watershed (2020)
Jessica Brown: from And Say (2019)

For centuries, artists across all genres have been inspired by natural bodies of water. The west Irish landscape around Lough Derg near Limerick inspired the poems in the 2019 collection And Say by contemporary writer Jessica Brown. Five of these poems were set to a new song cycle Watershed by the Irish composer Ailís Ní Ríain in 2020 as part of an Irish Arts Council Commission Award for pianist Yonit Kosovske.

Just as a geological watershed changes the direction of water's flow, both song cycles explore the places and moments that lead us in new directions.

Julie Comparini, contralto
Yonit Kosovske, piano
Jessica Brown, readings
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Lili Boulanger: Quatre Chants
Ailís Ní Ríain: Watershed (2020)
Jessica Brown: Poems from And Say (2019)

Old St Mary’s Church, Clonmel

The reflection of light on a lake or ocean; the reflection of thoughts, inspired by these waters. The poems in Jessica Brown's 2019 collection And Say, of which five were set to the new song cycle Watershed, reflect on the west Irish landscape near Lough Derg and on a watershed in the abstract sense: a moment, in which everything takes on a new direction. These ideas are re-reflected in Lili Boulanger's Quatre Chants, in which particular places change the flow of time and thought.

Julie Comparini, contralto
Yonit Kosovske, piano
Jessica Brown, readings
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Article in the Journal of Music

Samuel Barber: Hermit Songs op. 29 (1953)
Ailís Ní Ríain: Watershed (2020)

For centuries, artists across all genres have been inspired by natural bodies of water. The texts of Samuel Barber's Hermit Songs were written by medieval monks and pilgrims near Lough Derg in County Donegal, while the west Irish landscape around the "other" Lough Derg near Limerick inspired the poems in the 2019 collection And Say by contemporary writer Jessica Brown. Five of these poems were set to a new song cycle Watershed by the Irish composer Ailís Ní Ríain in 2020 as part of an Irish Arts Council Commission Award for pianist Yonit Kosovske.

Just as a geological watershed changes the direction of water's flow, both song cycles explore the places and moments that lead us in new directions.

Julie Comparini, contralto
Yonit Kosovske, piano
Jessica Brown, readings
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Samuel Barber: Hermit Songs op. 29 (1953)
Ailís Ní Ríain: Watershed (2020)
Jessica Brown: Poems from And Say (2019)

For centuries, artists across all genres have been inspired by natural bodies of water. The texts of Samuel Barber's Hermit Songs were written by medieval monks and pilgrims near Lough Derg in County Donegal, while the west Irish landscape around the "other" Lough Derg near Limerick inspired the poems in the 2019 collection And Say by contemporary writer Jessica Brown. Five of these poems were set to a new song cycle Watershed by the Irish composer Ailís Ní Ríain in 2020 as part of an Irish Arts Council Commission Award for pianist Yonit Kosovske.

Just as a geological watershed changes the direction of water's flow, both song cycles explore the places and moments that lead us in new directions.

Julie Comparini, contralto
Yonit Kosovske, piano
Jessica Brown, readings
More Information

Samuel Barber: Hermit Songs op. 29 (1953)
Ailís Ní Ríain: Watershed (2020)

For centuries, artists across all genres have been inspired by natural bodies of water. The texts of Samuel Barber's Hermit Songs were written by medieval monks and pilgrims near Lough Derg in County Donegal, while the west Irish landscape around the "other" Lough Derg near Limerick inspired the poems in the 2019 collection And Say by contemporary writer Jessica Brown. Five of these poems were set to a new song cycle Watershed by the Irish composer Ailís Ní Ríain in 2020 as part of an Irish Arts Council Commission Award for pianist Yonit Kosovske.

Just as a geological watershed changes the direction of water's flow, both song cycles explore the places and moments that lead us in new directions.

Julie Comparini, contralto
Yonit Kosovske, piano
Jessica Brown, readings
More Information

Ailís Ní Ríain: Watershed (2020)
Jessica Brown: from And Say (2019)

For centuries, artists across all genres have been inspired by natural bodies of water. The west Irish landscape around Lough Derg near Limerick inspired the poems in the 2019 collection And Say by contemporary writer Jessica Brown. Five of these poems were set to a new song cycle Watershed by the Irish composer Ailís Ní Ríain in 2020 as part of an Irish Arts Council Commission Award for pianist Yonit Kosovske.

Just as a geological watershed changes the direction of water's flow, both song cycles explore the places and moments that lead us in new directions.

The premiere performance will be live streamed at this link.

Julie Comparini, contralto
Yonit Kosovske, piano
Jessica Brown, readings
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