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Schachtner’s Chamber Orchestral Version of Mendelssohn’s “Psalm 42” Receives Swiss Premiere

The church choir and orchestra of the Parish Church St. Martin (Church Music Association of Schwyz) will perform the Swiss premiere of Johannes X. Schachtner’s chamber orchestral version of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s choral cantata “Psalm 42”, completed in 2005, under the direction of Katja Lassauer in Schwyz on 25 October 2015. The Church Music Association Schwyz (KMG) was founded on 15 July 1890 and is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015.

This cantata for soprano, choir and chamber ensemble received its world premiere on 30 March 2014 at the Christuskirche Cologne-Dellbrück. The performers there were the soprano Vasiljka Jesovcek, the Coro con Spirito and the orchestra of the Christuskirche Cologne-Dellbrück under the musical direction of Mechthild Brand.

25 October 2015
Schwyz
St. Martin Church, 5 PM
Swiss premiere: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy / Johannes X. Schachtner
“Psalm 42”. Cantata for soprano, choir and chamber ensemble
Church choir and orchestra of the Parish Church St. Martin
Katja Lassauer (direction)

 

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