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SPAM with Phantasm and Continuum

At the beginning of February, the new early music festival started in Berlin-Spandau: SPAM – Spandau Macht Alte Musik gathers top-class early music ensembles and soloists in the historic Zitadelle and the Nikolaikirche for a festival of diversity. Spirited dance movements, humorous programme music works and excerpts from carnival operas through to sacred motets and motets and moving Passion settings from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque.

On Friday evening, harpsichordist Elina Albach and CONTINUUM present their version of the St. John Passion for three musicians (harpsichord, tenor and percussion) – a “Sensational Good Friday Experience 2020!!!!!”, as kultura extra found.

The following evening, the Phantasm Viol Consort and tenor Nicholas Mulroy perform their programme Of Despair and Love – Music by William Byrd and Michael East.

Friday, 24 February 2023, St. Nikolai Church Spandau
St. John Passion in Trio
Elina Albach, harpsichord and organ / Benedikt Kristjánsson, tenor / Philipp Lamprecht, percussion

Saturday, 25 February 2023, Spandau Citadel, Italian Courts
Of Despair and Love
With works by William Byrd and Michael East
Nicholas Mulroy, tenor