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Kirchenmusik - Church music
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6 November 2016, 4:30pm, Limburg Cathedral: Peter Reulein: Laudato si - Ein franziskanisches Magnificat, a new composition to celebrate 50 years Referat Kirchenmusik im Bistum Limburg (Church music in the Limburg diocese), on a text by the Franciscan Helmut Schlegel. A second performance will be on 29 January 2017, 3:30pm, at the Frankfurt Cathedral. The composer will conduct his Vocalensemble of Liebfrauen, Frankfurt, Chor St. Martin and Martinis, soloists, orchestra and organ. Details by the publisher Dehm-Verlag and the composer's church, including the poster. A rehearsal of all singers is on 31 October, 7pm, in St. Martin.
16 April 2016, 5 p.m. and 23 April 2016 (Zwindrecht, Belgium): Joseph Haydn: Die Schöpfung (The Creation), Ecumenical choral concert of a Belgian choir and three Idstein choirs
7 November (St. Bonifatius Wiesbaden) and 15 November 2015: Choral concert, Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, and Cantique de Jean Racine, Olivier Latry's Salve Regina.
16 November 2014, 5 p.m. Sacred Music, Selig sind die Toten, texts and music by Schütz, Dowland, Holborne, Kerll, Buxtehude and Pärt remember the dead, especially the victims of the world wars.
13 July 2014, 4 p.m. Sacred Music, "Danket dem Herrn" (Psalm 136, SVW 45) and other works by Heinrich Schütz
15 March 2014, 4 p.m. Sacred Music, Choral music with the award-winning female chamber choir Carpe diem Limburg, benefit concert for the renovation of the Unionskirche Idstein. Open rehearsal before at 2:30 p.m. Music from the 19th century to the 21st century, including works by Brahms, Casals and Karin Rehnquist.
29 September 2013, 5 p.m.: Bach Mass in B minor, choral concert of Chor St. Martin and the Martinis, conducted by Franz Fink, with orchestra L'arpa festante, Gabriela Eibenová, soprano, David Erler, alto, Georg Poplutz, tenor, and Andreas Pruys, bass
14 April 2013, 11 a.m.: Music with Graham Waterhouse, premiere of "in nomine for cello solo"
25 November 2012, 11 a.m.: Stefano Bernardi Missa primi toni octo vocum, Chor St. Martin
3 June 2012, 5 p.m. Lux Aurumque, choral concert of Chor St. Martin and the Martinis, conducted by Franz Fink, contemporary sacred music of the 20th and 21st century, works by Samuel Barber, Franz Biebl, Morten Lauridsen, Knut Nystedt, Arvo Pärt, Graham Waterhouse and Eric Whitacre include Barber's Agnus Dei (his own arrangement of his Adagio for Strings), Biebl's Ave Maria, Pärts Salve Regina (heard in 2007), the premiere of Waterhouse's Halleluja St. Martin, written for the parish in 2012, Whitacre's Lux Aurumque (Light and Gold), Nystedt's Immortal Bach, and Jan Sandström's Es ist ein Ros entsprungen.
6 May 2012, concert with the new harpsichord, played by Franz Fink conducting the Orchestra St. Martin and the Baroque Consort St. Martin in festive Baroque musique by Vivaldi, Bach, Handel and others.
26 February 2012, 11 a.m. Chor St. Martin, first Sunday in Lent, Kyrie, Sanctus and Agnus Dei from the Missa brevis in C by Leopold Mozart, attributed to his son as KV 115
20 November 2011, 11 a.m.: mass with Chor St. Martin and Orchester St. Martin, "Missa secondi toni" by Johann Ernst Eberlin (Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei). The composer was a friend of Leopold Mozart and taught young Wolfgang.
18 September 2011, 5 p.m.: Handel's Messiah, the choral concert of 2011, in continuation of Church Music from England. The counter tenor Andreas Scholl appeared again, as already in the St Matthew Passion of 1998. Katia Plaschka was the soprano, as in 2003 (Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate), 2004 (Christmas Oratorio), 2007 (Membra Jesu nostri), 2008 (Great Mass in C minor) and 2009 (St Matthew Passion). Ulrich Cordes, who was the Evangelist in the St Matthew Passion both in St. Martin and 2011 in Dillenburg, sang the tenor part, Markus Flaig was the bass.
13 June 2011, 10 a.m. Unionskirche Idstein, a Pentecost service of Protestants and Catholics, Chor St. Martin singing Veni Sancte Spiritus, K. 47, composed by Mozart age 12, Veni Creator Spiritus of Václav Emanuel Horák and Halleluja St. Martin of Graham Waterhouse.
27. February 2011, 10:30 a.m.: Music of Claudio Monteverdi in the service, his Missa in F from the anthology Selva morale e spirituale (1641) and the motet Cantate Domino, with Chor St. Martin and players of the Capella Lignea on cornett, baroque trombones, dulcian and organ.
21 December 2010: In dulci jubilo was the title of a choral concert at 8 p.m. with the Frankfurter Kammerchor, conducted by Wolfgang Schäfer.
12 December 2010: Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the priesthood of Klaus Schmidt, who was the minister of St. Martin for 30 years and is still active in the parish after his retirement in 2005. He is also a bass singer in the church choir Chor St. Martin and a gambist in the ensemble for old music Capella Lignea. The choir, the chamber choir Martinis and the orchestra Orchester St. Martin performed together in the service, Bjanka Ehry and Franz Fink played the organ.
13 and 14 November 2010: concerts Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem
5 April 2009 and 15 March 1998: Bach St. Matthew Passion