Brahms in the Herkulessaal – Evelyn is Among the Choristers!

Again, the Arcis-Vocalisten are going to sing!

And our Evelyn, who always translates the IF Blog articles into English for all of you, is part of it! On March, 29th and 31st, the choir she sings in will give you an opportunity to listen to what they have been rehearsing since the beginning of this year:

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) – Ein Deutsches Requiem – Nänie

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Saturday, March, 29th, 2014, 5 p.m. in the Klosterkirche Schäftlarn
Monday, March, 31st, 2014, 8 p.m, in the Herkulessaal der Residenz München

Arcis-Vocalisten & 
Neue Philharmonie München    

Thomas Gropper, Conductor    

Hanna Herfurtner, Soprano    

Andreas Burkhardt, Basso

The piece is one of the most moving and powerful of sacred music ever written: Johannes Brahms’ ”Deutsches Requiem” (op. 45). Instead of using the classic Latin requiem texts, including the elements of threat and impeding punishment, the composer selected Bible passages from the Old and New Testaments where solace and hope predominate and made those the basic concept to spin his music around.

Using this material, Brahms created a powerful work full of dignity, seriousness and musical poetry, which will both upset and soothe the audience. Its breath-taking and forcefully designed arc of suspense and hope that constantly reaches beyond the limits of human existence is always at the centre of the music.

Along with the ”Deutsches Requiem”, you will also hear ”Nänie” (op. 82) by Brahms. It is a mourning and lamentation named after the same poem by Friedrich Schiller. Just like the ”Deutsches Requiem”, this work, too, substitutes confidence and consolation for despair and resignation in a musically brilliant way..

The Arcis-Vocalisten will present these two works to the accompaniment of the Neuen Philharmonie München, which is an ensemble that, after its foundation in 2005, grew to be one of the most noticeable young orchestras in the Munich region. It fully deserves its excellent reputation.

For tickets with free choice of seats in the entire church, please contact München-Ticket or the Arcis-Vocalisten (, no extra charge for early booking) for Saturday, March, 29th, at 5 p.m. at the Klosterkirche Schäftlarn for 25 Euros.

The same booking arrangements hold true for Monday, March, 31st, at 8 p.m. in the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residence where the following categories are available.

1st category 35 Euros
2nd category 30 Euros
3rd category 25 Euros
4th category 20 Euros

The Arcis-Vocalisten, and in particular Evelyn, would be delighted if some of the IF Blog readers are among the audience.

(Translated by EG)

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