SOC – Rehearsals online only for the time being…

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A year ago, no one would have thought it possible that we would have to organise our (choir) life with such massive restrictions as we are now experiencing in January 2021. Contact restrictions, a nightly curfew from 8 p.m. onwards, bans on concerts in churches and on stages of any kind, and much more are forcing even a tradition-conscious association like the Stuttgart Oratorio Choir to learn to use the modern, technical means of communication of today. Of course, they are not an equivalent substitute for singing together, but in the current situation they are indispensable so that the pandemic Read more…

A look back at challenging months

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Like many choirs in Germany, the Stuttgarter Oratorienchor e.V. has been hit hard in its annual planning by the measures taken against the pandemic. Rescheduled or Cancelled: The choir’s regular rehearsals (regulation by the federal state and school closures for “external users”) since mid-March. The traditional Palm Sunday concert in April 2020 (A. Pärt “Stabat Mater” and Mozart’s “Requiem” in the special “Levin version”). A one-week concert tour to Bolzano/Bressanone/Caltern/Rovereto and Trento, IT at the invitation of the “Haydn Orchestra Bolzano” in June 2020 with the unpublished oratorio “Durchzug durchs Rote Meer” and “Te Deum” by J. N. Hummel and Read more…

No rehearsals – No concert – No everyday life…

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Surely word has already spread that our Passion Concert on Palm Sunday will not take place. The reasons for this are sufficiently known to everyone. The Stuttgarter Oratorienchor has stopped rehearsals since Friday, 13.3.2020 until further notice. Just a few weeks ago, no one could imagine that everything we took for granted until now would be banned, closed or canceled. For now, there is only one thing we can do: We all participate in the effort to get some grip on this health crisis affecting our entire society. After all, we all want to enjoy wonderful music in concert halls Read more…