The Munich Bach Choir is looking back at an event- and successful year 2014: We have celebrated our 60th anniversary with numerous major concerts both at home and abroad. The Munich Bach Orchestra, our longtime partner, even managed to travel as far as Japan!
In 2015 both ensembles will have many new opportunities to demonstrate their broad musical repertoire and stylistic flexibility: In January our audience will witness the first Munich performance of Enjott Schneider's oratorio "Augustinus", combined with one of Bach's cantatas, in a cutting-edge programm entitled "Bach modern"; in May we will explore the origins of sacred music in the modern era with our performance of Claudio Monteverdi's monumental "Vespers for the Blessed Virgin".
Of course the works of Johann Sebastian Bach remain the key, base and anchor of our program, even though we love venturing on expedition into other worlds of sounds as well. Our performance of his St.Matthew Passion on Good Friday is a fixture in Munich's concert calendar, as is our concert honoring his day of death on July 28. We will sing his marvellous motets not only in the parish curch St. Anna in Munich, but also at Bach festivals in the capitals of the three Baltic countries and in Austria.
In our series of lecture concerts "Paths to Bach's Passions" we can welcome yet another distinguished guest: the inspiring Karl-Friedrich Beringer, former Artistic Director of the Windsbacher Knabenchor, will dicuss his approach to interpretating Bach's music.
To launch the next concert season we will sing Händel's "Messiah" at the formidable basilica of Ottobeuren abbey.
We are particularly excited about our new campaign "Speed Date with Bach": For the very first time we invite young choristers to join us temporarily for just one concert project, participate in rehearsal workshops and perform Bach's St.Matthew Passion with us. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our Facebook group http://httpp://www.facebook.com/youngmbc.
We are looking forward to exploring these manifold musical worlds of sounds together with you!
Hansjörg Albrecht, Musical Director
Philipp Eder, Susanne Schneidt, Tamara Inasaridse-Lochbihler
Steering Committee of the Munich Bach Choir