Dona nobis pacem…

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A few weeks ago no one would have dreamed that a European country would soon be invaded and a war of conquest would be waged with incredible ferocity by its eastern neighbour. Countless people are fleeing to safe neighbouring countries or to Germany. Everywhere the willingness to help is enormous and the singers of the Stuttgarter Oratorienchor also take a great interest in the suffering that the Ukrainian population is experiencing. Our choir can do nothing more than commemorate all the victims with consoling music and thus express our solidarity with the bereaved – also on the Russian side. Who Read more…

All concert plans for 2021 cancelled by 4th wave

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Last weekend was an incredible shock for our choir! For weeks the singers of the Stuttgarter Oratorienchor had been preparing in intensive, harmonious rehearsals for the first concert in these Covid times. The preparations were in full swing. Both musically and organizationally, it could not have gone better: Performing the concert according to the so-called “2G rule” (means fully vaccinated or recovered) seemed to be a sure thing, after all, we and all other contributors were fully vaccinated! But the unbelievable infectiousness of the virus taught us better… One will have to rethink about individual adjusting screws of the 2G Read more…

Music to commemorate the dead

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The works selected for the Stuttgarter Oratorienchor concerts follow two traditions. They are in harmony with the church year, which is especially true for the Passion and Christmas concerts. At the same time, it is natural to present unabridged original compositions of oratorio literature. Our first live concert, however, is a special exception after a break of almost two years. On the one hand, it takes place in November, in which the commemoration of the dead has its special place in the overarching seasonal aspect. On the other hand, we juxtapose Mozart’s legendary Requiem fragment (in the interesting addition by Read more…