Amorbach Abbey Concerts 2017
As in previous years, in 2017 the freshly renovated princely
Abbey church provides the festive framework of the Abbey concerts in
Amorbach, which traditionally provides a
high-class music program.
center is the famous Stumm organ from 1782 – gently restored
and expanded in the 19th and 20th century – truly an instrument that
can bear every comparison in terms of beauty of sound and sonority.
The opening concert
on Easter Monday, April 17, is conducted by the organist Prof.
Klemens Schnorr from Amorbach, who was a cathedral organist and
College Professor of Music in Freiburg until his retirement. His
program includes J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart and L. Vierne. Prof. Schnorr
was available as a concert consultant to the princely administration
for 27 years. With the concert on Easter Monday he is going to
retire from this assignment for
reasons of age.
In the second concert on Whit Monday, June 5, the festive and
beloved combination of trumpet and organ will sound,
performed by the French and Alsatian, respectively, virtuosi
Florent Sauvageot (trumpet) and Cyril Pallaud (organ).
They play Baroque music exclusively, namely works by Telemann, Bach,
Center of the advent concert on December 3 are two famous cantatas
by J.S. Bach: "Nun
komm, der Heiden Heiland"
and "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme". As
executant, Bach Collegium
Concerto Vocale Frankfurt
were successfully recruited – two ensambles, which currently
under under the direction of
Michael Graf Münster in Frankfurt in a multi-year
cycle with all of Bach’s cantatas. Inbetween the two cantatas,
Thomas Wilhelm plays the well-known D minor Toccata BWV 565.
The festive New Year’s concert on January 1, 2018, once again hosts
the splendid brass players of the
with their "boss", solo trumpeter
Lutz Randow, and professionally accompanied on the organ by
cathedral organist Prof. Markus Willinger. The brilliant
performance of the ensemble fills
the audience with ethusiasm anew every
year and makes one forget the wintry temperatures in the
unheated interior of the church.
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