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J.S. Bach, Cantata BWV 61, "Nun komm der Heiden Heiland"
A.W. Brunkhorst, Die Weihnachtsgeschichte

Margaret Hunter, soprano
Julie Comparini, contralto
Steffen Wolf, tenor
Friedo Henken, bass

Göttinger Barockorchester
Kantorei St. Nikolai

Directed by: Gerhard Schühle
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"Denn für dieses Leben ist der Mensch nicht gut genug." - Brecht-Revue
Songs and texts about survival in the city

Es war einmal ein Schwein
Das hatte nur ein Bein.
Einmal war es in Eil
Da rutschte es auf dem Hinterteil
Ins Veilchenbeet hinein:
Es war ein rechtes Schwein.

Brecht: Kleine Lieder für Steff

Singers Julie Comparini, Evelyn Gramel, and Manja Stephan with the Bremer Kaffeehaus-Orchester perform compositions by Paul Dessau, Hanns Eisler and Kurt Weill.

Directed by: Peter Schenk, Arbeitnehmerkammer

Kultursaal der Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen
Bürgerstraße 1, 28195 Bremen

Admission: Pay what you want.
Reservations: at the link or call 0421 - 36 30 19 70
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J.S. Bach, Weihnachtsoratorium
Cantatas 1-3, 6

Elisabeth Wimmer, soprano
Julie Comparini, contralto
Daniel Johannsen, tenor
Matthias Helm, bass

Barucco Orchester
Chor Ad Libitum

Directed by: Heinz Ferlesch

J.S. Bach, Weihnachtsoratorium
Cantatas 1-3, 6

Elisabeth Wimmer, soprano
Julie Comparini, contralto
Daniel Johannsen, tenor
Matthias Helm, bass

Barucco Orchester
Chor Ad Libitum

Directed by: Heinz Ferlesch

Claudio Monteverdi
Marienvesper SV 206

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor and soloists
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Directed by: Thomas Hengelbrock

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Claudio Monteverdi
Marienvesper SV 206

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor and soloists
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Directed by: Thomas Hengelbrock

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Claudio Monteverdi
Marienvesper SV 206

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor and soloists
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Directed by: Thomas Hengelbrock

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Claudio Monteverdi
Marienvesper SV 206

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor and soloists
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Directed by: Thomas Hengelbrock

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Claudio Monteverdi
Marienvesper SV 206

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor and soloists
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Directed by: Thomas Hengelbrock

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Cabaret with Robert Griess
Music: Julie Comparini, Evelyn Gramel, Manja Stephan and the Bremer Kaffeehaus-Orchester
Presented by Peter Schenk, Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen

In politics, the economy or in the media -- whether Putin, Trump or Seehofer -- in Syria, Saxony or at the sports bar -- things are booming! Sometimes literally.

Kultursaal der Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen
Bürgerstraße 1
28195 Bremen

Admission: Pay as much as you want.
Reservations: at the link or call 0421 - 36 30 19 70
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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Paulus

Dörthe Maria Sandmann, soprano
Julie Comparini, alto
Clemens C. Löschmann, tenor
Albrecht von Stackelberg, bass

KulturKirchenProjektChor and Bremer Kantorei St. Stephani
Kammer Sinfonie Bremen
Conducted by Tim Günther

Kulturkirche St. Stephani, Stephanikirchhof 8, 28195 Bremen
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J. S. Bach, Kantate BWV 80,
"Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" as part of church services.

Margaret Hunter, soprano
Julie Comparini, alto
Bernhard Scheffel, tenor
Ulrich Maier, bass

Orchestra "Laudate-Cantate"
Conducted by Ansgar Müller-Nanninga

J. S. Bach, Kantate BWV 79, "Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild" as part of church services.

Iris Wölk, soprano
Julie Comparini, alto
Torsten Gödde, bass

Kantoreien Bad Fallingbostel und Walsrode
Lüneburger Kammerorchester
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Commemorating the 500th-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

Mayor Dr. Carsten Sieling
Church Steering Committee President Edda Bosse
Pastor Renke Brahms

Ensemble WESER-RENAISSANCE Bremen

Anne Richter, soprano
Julie Comparini, contralto
Nils Giebelhausen, tenor
Alexander Schuhmann, bass

Martin Bolteraur, cornetto
Juan Martinez, sackbut
Detlef Reimers, sackbut
Tural Ismayilov, sackbut

Directed by: Manfred Cordes

Hector Berlioz, Roméo et Juliette op. 17

Katarina Karnéus, soprano
Cyrille Dubois, tenor
Peter Rose, bass

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor
Sinfonieorchester Basel
Conducted by Ivor Bolton

Hector Berlioz, Roméo et Juliette op. 17

Katarina Karnéus, soprano
Cyrille Dubois, tenor
Peter Rose, bass

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor
Sinfonieorchester Basel
Conducted by Ivor Bolton

Hector Berlioz, Roméo et Juliette op. 17

Katarina Karnéus, soprano
Cyrille Dubois, tenor
Peter Rose, bass

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor
Sinfonieorchester Basel
Conducted by Ivor Bolton

"Himmel, Erde, Meer"
Vocal and instrumental works by Monteverdi, Carissimi, Jennefeldt, Sandström et.al.

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und soloists
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Conducted by Olof Boman

Women not only participated in the Lutheran reformation, but actively shaped its philosophy and were instrumental in its success. This church service examines their work and discusses women's presence and representation in the Lutheran church today.

Liturgy and readings: Diemut Meyer, Theresa Pieper, Ulrike Kothe
Music: Julie Comparini, alto; Tim Günther, organ and piano

Kulturkirche St. Stephani, Stephanikirchhof 8, 28195 Bremen
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Witold Lutoslawski, Musique funèbre Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Requiem d-Moll KV 626

Anna Lucia Richter, soprano
Wiebke Lehmkuhl, alto
Lothar Odinius, tenor
Tareq Nazmi, bass

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
Conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock

J. S. Bach, Kantate BWV 130, "Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir" as part of church services.

Margaret Hunter, soprano
Julie Comparini, alto
Bernhard Scheffel, tenor
Ulrich Maier, bass

Orchestra "Laudate-Cantate"
Conducted by Ansgar Müller-Nanninga

Witold Lutoslawski, Musique funèbre Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Requiem d-Moll KV 626

Anna Lucia Richter, soprano
Wiebke Lehmkuhl, alto
Lothar Odinius, tenor
Tareq Nazmi, bass

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
Conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock

Witold Lutoslawski, Musique funèbre Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Requiem d-Moll KV 626

Anna Lucia Richter, soprano
Wiebke Lehmkuhl, alto
Lothar Odinius, tenor
Tareq Nazmi, bass

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
Conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock

"The deeps have music soft and low
Where winds awake the airy spry,
It lures me, lures me on to go
And see the land where corals lie..."

Andrea Lauren Brown, Manja Stephan, Anna Terterjan, soprano
Nina Böhlke, Julie Comparini, Kerstin Stöcker, alto
Barbara Kler, piano
Musical Direction: Julie Comparini
Visuals: Peter Schenk

Kultursaal der Arbeitnehmerkammer, Bürgerstraße 1, 28195 Bremen
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G.F. Händel, Israel in Egypt

Margaret Hunter, soprano
Julie Comparini, alto
Michael Connaire, tenor
Gregor Finke, bass

Bremer Domchor
Concerto Bremen
Conducted by: Tobias Gravenhorst
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C. Willibald Gluck, Le Cinesi
Serenata for four singers and orchestra

Zhang Zhang, Sivene
Julie Comparini, Lisinga
Margot Oitzinger, Tangia
Markus Brutscher, Silango

Traditional und contemporary music of China

Duo Seidenstraße - ghuzeng, percussion, voice
La festa musicale (dir. Anne Harer)
Valerij Lisac - visuals
Directed by Hermann Max

Klosterbasilika Knechtsteden
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J. S. Bach, Kantate BWV 150,
"Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich" as part of church services.

Margaret Hunter, soprano
Julie Comparini, alto
Benjamin Kirchner, tenor
Ulrich Maier, bass

Orchestra "Laudate-Cantate"
Conducted by Ansgar Müller-Nanninga

G.F. Händel, The Messiah

Soloists, Orchestra
Conducted by Inka Drengemann-Steudtner

Franz Schubert
Sinfonie Nr. 7 h-Moll D 759 „Unvollendete“
Stabat Mater g-Moll D 175

Ludwig van Beethoven
Messe C-Dur op. 86

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor and soloists
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock

Franz Schubert
Sinfonie Nr. 7 h-Moll D 759 „Unvollendete“
Stabat Mater g-Moll D 175

Ludwig van Beethoven
Messe C-Dur op. 86

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor and soloists
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock

J. S. Bach, Kantate BWV 94,
"Was frag ich nach der Welt" as part of church services.

Margaret Hunter, soprano
Julie Comparini, alto
Benjamin Kirchner, tenor
Ulrich Maier, bass

Orchestra "Laudate-Cantate"
Conducted by Ansgar Müller-Nanninga

G. F. Händel (1685-1759)
Overture to Alexander Balus HWV 65
"O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion" from Messiah HWV 56
"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd" from Messiah HWV 56
Allegro (I) from the Orgelkonzert F-Dur HWV 295
"If God be for us" from Messiah HWV 56\

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Oboenkonzert d-moll TWV 51:D1\

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust BWV 170

Julie Comparini, contralto
Fiori Concertate
Nicolas Wallach, oboe
Karl-Ernst Went, organ
Conducted by Matthias Hengelbrock
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J. S. Bach, Cantata BWV 196,
"Der Herr denket an uns" as part of church services.

Margaret Hunter, soprano
Julie Comparini, alto
Bernhard Scheffel, tenor
Ulrich Maier, bass

Orchester "Laudate-Cantate"
Leitung: Ansgar Müller-Nanninga

Leonore
Opera in 3 acts, 1805
Precursor to the opera Fidelio

With: Miriam Clark, soprano (Leonore)
Eric Cutler, tenor (Florestan)
Michael Kupfer-Radecky, baritone (Don Pizarro)
Christina Gansch, soprano (Marzelline)
Martin Mitterrutzner, tenor (Jacquino)
Peter Rose, bass (Rocco)
Tareq Nazmi, bass (Don Fernando)

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor
Dresdner Festspielorchester
Conducted by: Ivor Bolton

Choral and orchestral works on the open-air stage.

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor
Unichor Dresden
Dresdner Festspielorchester

Gustav Mahler
Das Lied von der Erde

Julie Comparini, contralto
Clemens-C. Löschmann, tenor

Orchestra Sinfonia Concertante
conducted by: Rodrigo Blumenstock

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J. S. Bach, Kantate BWV 172,
"Erschallet, ihr Lieder" as part of church services.

Margaret Hunter, soprano
Julie Comparini, alto
Benjamin Kirchner, tenor
Ulrich Maier, bass

Orchestra "Laudate-Cantate"
Conducted by Ansgar Müller-Nanninga

"Himmel, Erde, Meer" (Heaven, Earth and Sea)

Vocal and instrumental works by Monteverdi, Carissimi, Jennefeldt, Sandström and others.

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor and soloists
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Conducted by: Olof Boman

J.S. Bach, Kantate BWV 173 "Erhöhtes Fleisch und Blut" as part of church services.

Soloists, Instrumental ensemble
Musical Direction and Organ: Tobias Spenke

Menuchims Reise -- "Stadtteil-Oper"
A Zukunftslabor / Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie production

Stage Direction: Alexander Radulescu
Musical Direction: Barbara Rucha
Vocal Coach: Inka Neus
Costumes and Makeup: Christin Bokelmann
Stage Design: Sven Rose, Miriam Walter, Benedikt Jährling, Laura Baumann
Libretto: Lena Becker

With: Rafael Bruck (Mendel Singer), Julie Comparini (Deborah Singer), Pia Bohnert (Miriam Singer), Sheldon Baxter (Mac)
and soloists, choir und orchestra from the Gesamtschule Bremen-Ost

More information (in German) at the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie web site
or the Stadtteil-Oper Blog.

Menuchims Reise -- "Stadtteil-Oper"
A Zukunftslabor / Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie production

Stage Direction: Alexander Radulescu
Musical Direction: Barbara Rucha
Vocal Coach: Inka Neus
Costumes and Makeup: Christin Bokelmann
Stage Design: Sven Rose, Miriam Walter, Benedikt Jährling, Laura Baumann
Libretto: Lena Becker

With: Rafael Bruck (Mendel Singer), Julie Comparini (Deborah Singer), Pia Bohnert (Miriam Singer), Sheldon Baxter (Mac)
and soloists, choir und orchestra from the Gesamtschule Bremen-Ost

More information (in German) at the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie web site
or the Stadtteil-Oper Blog.

J. S. Bach, Kantate BWV 176,
"Es ist ein trotzig und verzagt Ding" as part of church services.

Margaret Hunter, soprano
Julie Comparini, alto
Bernhard Scheffel, tenor
Ulrich Maier, bass

Orchestra "Laudate-Cantate"
Conducted by Ansgar Müller-Nanninga

Bremerhavener Heimatabend
Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen
Music, interviews, discussions and films about life in Bremerhaven.
Music: Bremer Kaffeehaus-Orchester and Julie Comparini, Evelyn Gramel und Manja Stephan.
Reservations: 0421-26 30 1970 or Anmeldung@Arbeitnehmerkammer.de
Paula Modersohn Schule, Dreibergen 21, 27572 Bremerhaven.

Vocal and instrumental music by Johann Friedrich Fasch und Georg Philipp Telemann

Rheinische Kantorei
Das Kleine Konzert
Leitung: Hermann Max

Celebratory Easter music by Johann Friedrich Fasch und Georg Philipp Telemann

Rheinische Kantorei
Das Kleine Konzert
Leitung: Hermann Max

J. S. Bach, Johannes-Passion, 2nd version (1725)

Daniel Behle, Evangelist
Michael Nagy / Markus Butter, Christus
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Soloists
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Thomas Hengelbrock

J. S. Bach, Johannes-Passion, 2nd version (1725)

Daniel Behle, Evangelist
Michael Nagy / Markus Butter, Christus
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Soloists
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Thomas Hengelbrock

J. S. Bach, Johannes-Passion, 2nd version (1725)

Daniel Behle, Evangelist
Michael Nagy / Markus Butter, Christus
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Soloists
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Thomas Hengelbrock

J. S. Bach, Johannes-Passion, 2nd version (1725)

Daniel Behle, Evangelist
Michael Nagy / Markus Butter, Christus
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Soloists
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Thomas Hengelbrock

J. S. Bach, Johannes-Passion, 2nd version (1725)

Daniel Behle, Evangelist
Michael Nagy / Markus Butter, Christus
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Soloists
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Thomas Hengelbrock

J. S. Bach, Johannes-Passion, 2nd version (1725)

Daniel Behle, Evangelist
Michael Nagy / Markus Butter, Christus
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Soloists
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Thomas Hengelbrock

J. S. Bach, Johannes-Passion, 2nd version (1725)

Daniel Behle, Evangelist
Michael Nagy / Markus Butter, Christus
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Soloists
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Thomas Hengelbrock

Schubert - Stabat Mater in g, D. 175
Schubert - Achtste symfonie in b, D 759 'Unvollendete'
Mozart - Requiem in d, KV 626

Katja Stuber, Sopran
Marion Eckstein, Alt
Andreas Weller, Tenor
Reinhard Mayr, Bass

Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor
Thomas Hengelbrock, Leitung

Schubert - Stabat Mater in g, D. 175
Schubert - Achtste symfonie in b, D 759 'Unvollendete'
Mozart - Requiem in d, KV 626

Katja Stuber, Sopran
Marion Eckstein, Alt
Andreas Weller, Tenor
Reinhard Mayr, Bass

Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor
Thomas Hengelbrock, Leitung

J. S. Bach, Johannes-Passion, 2nd version (1725)

Daniel Behle, Evangelist
Michael Nagy / Markus Butter, Christus
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Soloists
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Thomas Hengelbrock

"Une année, une vie" -- Concert of 15th-century French court music

Ensemble Cinquefoil

Karin Gyllenhammar, Sopran
Julie Comparini, Alt
Carla Linné, Fidel und Rebec
Susanne Peuker, Laute

G.F. Händel, Theodora

Sine Bundgaard, Theodora
David Hansen, Didymus
Tuva Semmingsen, Irene
Samuel Boden, Septimius
Morgan Pearse, Valens
KÖLNER KAMMERCHOR
BADISCHE STAATSKAPELLE
Peter Neumann Dirigent

Bertolt Brecht was one of the most influential German poets and playwrights of the 20th century. Collaborative projects with musicians and composers were an integral part of his work. Many of Brecht's texts question the role of the individual in society. What is a person worth? From what source do people draw their sense of self-worth? What happens in a society where people's worth goes unrecognized? "Auf ein Wort" features song settings by Hanns Eisler and Paul Dessau on these and related themes.

Julie Comparini, voice
Alexander Seemann, piano and accordeon
Felix Patzelt, guitar

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Samantha Montgomery is a nurses' aid, trying to survive financially and emotionally in post-Katrina New Orleans. Hampered by poverty and lack of connections, her dreams of a singing career at first go no farther than self-posted a-capella videos on YouTube. One day, YouTube video mix star Kutiman discovers her videos and her songs go viral.

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Sumé - The Sound of a Revolution

Greenland's protest-rock group Sumé was the first band to write and perform in the Greenlandic language and in support of the independence movement. Their three albums, released between 1973 and 1976, were bought by one-third of the population of the country and changed Greendlandic history. Where are they now? What happened to the fight for independence? And how do you organize a concert tour through a country with the smallest population density in the world (besides Antarctica) and where many areas are unreachable by land?

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In spite of -- or even because of -- recent political tensions in Egypt, a new musical form is emerging. Electro Chaabi combines and remixes the traditional Sha'abi music played at weddings and parties with contemporary hip-hop and social critique.

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Mali, "birthplace of the blues", is home to a rich array of musical styles and traditions. All of them are currently threatened by Islamic fundamentalists; many musicians have been forced to give up music, leave their homes or flee the country. Fatoumata Diawara, Bassékou Koyaté, Ahmed Ag Kaedi and Master Soumy have decided to stay and fight for tolerance and freedom.

Director Lutz Gregor will attend the screening.

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"La Bohème am Kap" (Breathe Umphefumlo) is the third opera film by Mark Donford-May and Pauline Malefane, who won the Golden Bear at the 2005 Berlinale with their adaptation of "Carmen". Puccini's famous opera "La Bohème", arranged for traditional South African instruments and translated into Xhosa, updates the 19th-century story of love, poverty and illness into a contemporary tragedy.

Additional screenings: Tuesday, January 31 at 20:30 and Wednesday, Feb. 1st at 18:00.

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Norway's (in)famous Black Metal scene is the setting for this documentary about three musicians and fans on a pilgrimage to their musical and spiritual home. Hector, Kaiadas and Sina are willing to face social ostracism or even imprisonment to pursue their dreams of music and fandom.

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Highlight of this year's Musikfilmfestival: the 1925 Indian-German co-production "The Light of Asia" ("Die Leuchte Asiens") with a newly composed live soundtrack. Celebrated Indian and world music expert Willy Schwarz and composer Riccardo Castagnola combine classical Indian music with contemporary electronics and create a musical bridge between history and cultures.

Willy Schwarz: Tabla, Vichitra Vina, Flöten, Stimme
Riccardo Castagnola: Komposition, Arrangement, Elektronik

Made possible with the generous support of the Indian Embassy in Berlin.

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Faced with extinction due to changing tastes and religious repression, the traditional Pakistani music ensemble Sachal branches out. Their crossover jazz project, distributed via YouTube, attracts the attention of Wynton Marsalis and brings them international success, but their musical traditions remain endangered in Pakistan.

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Hayden Chisholm from New Zealand explores the landscape of German folk music and German people's ambivalent relationship with their own musical traditions.

Opening event of the 3rd Bremer Musikfilmfestival with guests Hayden Chisholm, Loni Kuisle and Peter Schenk from the Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen

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Joseph Haydn, Die Schöpfung

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
NDR Chor

Christina Landshamer, Gabriel
Maximilian Schmitt, Uriel
John Relyea, Raphael
Anna Lucia Richter, Eva
Johannes Kammler, Adam

Leitung: Thomas Hengelbrock

"Une année, une vie" -- Concert of 15th-century French court music

Ensemble Cinquefoil

Karin Gyllenhammar, Sopran
Julie Comparini, Alt
Carla Linné, Fidel und Rebec
Susanne Peuker, Laute

Joseph Haydn, Die Schöpfung

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
NDR Chor\

Christina Landshamer, Gabriel
Maximilian Schmitt, Uriel
John Relyea, Raphael
Anna Lucia Richter, Eva
Johannes Kammler, Adam\

Leitung: Thomas Hengelbrock

Joseph Haydn, Die Schöpfung

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
NDR Chor\

Christina Landshamer, Gabriel
Maximilian Schmitt, Uriel
John Relyea, Raphael
Anna Lucia Richter, Eva
Johannes Kammler, Adam\

Leitung: Thomas Hengelbrock

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