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Norwegian Premiere: Schachtner’s Chamber Orchestral Version of Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s “Psalm 42”

The Norwegian premiere of Johannes X. Schachtner’s chamber orchestral version of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s choral cantata “Psalm 42” will be given on 18 September 2016 in Oslo. The performers at the Oslo Cathedral will be the sopranist Birgitte Christensen, the Oslo Cathedral Choir and the Oslofjord Kammerfilharmoni under the direction of Vivianne Sydnes. The libretto is a German translation of the Psalm 42 by Martin Luther.

The world premiere of Schachtner’s arranged cantata for soprano, choir and chamber ensemble (completed in 2005) was given on 30 March 2014 performed by the sopranist Vasiljka Jesovcek, the Coro con Spirito and the orchestra of the Christuskirche Cologne-Dellbrück under the musical direction of Mechthild Brand at the Christuskirche Cologne Dellbrück.

18. September 2016
Cathedral, 11 AM
Norwegian premiere:
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy / Johannes X. Schachtner,
“Psalm 42“. Cantata for soprano, choir and chamber ensemble
Birgitte Christensen (soprano)
Oslo Cathedral Choir
Oslofjord Kammerfilharmoni
Vivianne Sydnes (direction)


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