July 2023

10 – 23 July

Vox Luminis Choir and Orchestra
with Lionel Meunier, bass & direction

»Mass in B minor«

J. S. Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232

15 singers, 24 instrumentalists OR 10 singers und 20 instrumentalists

10 – 23 July

Vox Luminis Choir and Orchestra
with Lionel Meunier, bass & direction

»Vespers«

C. Monteverdi: Vespro della beata Vergine

12 singers, 15 instrumentalists

18 – 22 July

Vox Luminis Choir and Orchestra
with Lionel Meunier, bass & direction

»Spem in Alium«

T. Tallis (1505 – 1585): Spem in alium (a 40)
A. Striggio (1536 – 1592): Ecce beata lucem (a 40)
R. Carver (c1485/c1570): O bone Jesus (a 19)
J. Sheppard (1515 – 1558): Media vita in morte sumus (a 6/8)
J. Desprez (1450/1455 – 1521): Qui habitat in adiutorio Altissimi (a 24)
A. Striggio (1536 – 1592): Ecce beata lucem (a 40)

Vox Luminis XL (40 singers a cappella)

18 – 28 July

Orchestra of the eighteenth century

»The Seven Last Words of Christ«

Joseph Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Christ (original orchestral version)

30 musicians

21 – 31 July

franz ensemble

»Works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Berwald, Helena Winkelmann and others«

Please contact us for repertoire list and programs.

7-8 musicians

24 July – 6 August

Chaarts Chamber Artists
with Anna-Maria and Malte Arkona, acting

»A midsummer night’s dream«

Shakespeare’s legendary stage play combined with Mendelssohn’s playful incidental music – an evening to dream about.
Anna-Maria Arkona had imagined a romantic evening for two differently. Instead of taking her out to dinner, Malte tells her that he has unfortunately mixed up his schedule and now has to go to a performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Before she knows it, Anna is on her way with Malte to the scene of the old, but always new, comedy of errors in ancient Athens. Anna, like probably all of us, still roughly remembers the story of two pairs of lovers who get caught up in the marital quarrel of a pair of elves and, thanks to magic flowers, at some point no longer know who they actually love. But how exactly the four different storylines are connected and how many characters there really are, she doesn’t really know any more. Malte rushes to her aid and assigns each character a matching headdress for better recognition. In a game of “changing trees”, the two of them move through Shakespeare’s world and tell his story in their own words. But Anna and Malte are not alone for long. The CHAARTS ensemble accompanies them musically through the story and accompanies the action with appropriate music written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. The highlight of the musical journey is the world-famous wedding march at the end of the story for the solemn marriage of all loving couples.

11 instrumentalists

31 July

Freiburger Barockorchester
with Valer Sabadus, soprano / Terry Wey, alto

N.Fiorenza: Concerto in D major
N. Porpora: Crimen adae quantum constat
F. Durante: Concerto in C major
N.N.:(tbc)
G. B. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater in F minor P. 77

Freiburger BarockConsort: 7 instrumentalists

31 July –
3 August

Chamber Orchestra of Europe
with Daniel Harding, conductor

»Programme including Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony«

Programme including Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68

number of musicians tbc

on request

B’Rock Orchestra
with Antoine Tamestit, artistic director and viola

»Tears of Melancholy«

“Neither are the tears always shed in sorrowe, but sometimes in joy and gladnesse”
Preceding his Lachrimae or Seven Tears, John Dowland indicates that each tear, each of his seven slow, stately pavanes, is different. Sighing and sad tears next to sincere and loving ones: In this programme, directed by the award-winning French violist Antoine Tamestit, Dowland’s Lachrimae sound like an overture, the prelude to a moving musical journey through which melancholy is woven as a thread.

John Dowland: Lachrimae or Seven Tears
Benjamin Britten: Lachrymae op. 48a for Viola and Strings
Henry Purcell: Suite Z 770
Henry Purcell: Chaconne in g Z 730
Georg Muffat: Concerto IV Dulce Somnium
Paul Hindemith: Trauermusik for Viola and Strings
Georg Muffat: Concerto VI – Saeculum

number of musicians tbc

July

Chaarts Chamber Artists
with Regula Mühlemann, soprano

»Fairy Tales«

In the world of fairies, their enchanting sounds, and beguiling songs – surrounded by the mysticism of the North and its dazzling world of legends – the Swiss soprano Regula Mühlemann and the international chamber ensemble CHAARTS are literally on the ‘wings of song’. Here, grand opera, filigree singspiel and fulminant orchestral suites are fused into gripping immediacy by the congenial instrumental art of Wolfgang Renz for eleven instruments, and in the dialogue between the singer and the eleven musicians, oases of the finest musicality as well as sound spaces of remarkable fullness open up.

Edvard Grieg: Suite from Peer Gynt Nr. 1 op. 46
Vier Lieder: Solveigs Wiegenlied (Peer Gynt), Frühling (Lieder op. 33), Ein Schwan (6 Lieder op. 25), Solveigs Lied (Peer Gynt)
Giuseppe Verdi: Ninfe! Elfi! Silfi! … Sul fil d’un soffio eteseo (Aria of Nannetta from Falstaff)
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: In dem Mondenschein im Walde op. 19 Nr. 4, Ouverture, Bunte Schlangen zweigezüngt, Scherzo, Bei des Feuers mattem Flimmern (Ein Sommernachtstraum)
Antonín Dvořák: Lied an den Mond (Rusalka)
Charles Gounod: Je veux vivre dans le rêve (Aria of Juliette from Roméo et Juliette)

And other works by Jules Massenet, Benjamin Britten, Henry Purcell and others.

11 instrumentalists (5 winds, 5 strings, harp)