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Johannes X. Schachtner: Two Chamber Orchestral Versions of Mendelssohn Choral Cantatas to be Given World Premieres

Johannes X. Schachtner’s chamber orchestral version of Mendelssohn’s choral cantata “Psalm 42” will be given its world premiere on 30 March 2014 at the Christuskirche Köln-Dellbrück. The performers will be the soprano soloist Vasiljka Jesovcek, the Kantorei Coro con Spirito and the Orchestra of the Christus-Kirche Köln-Dellbrück conducted by Mechthild Brand.

The world premiere of Schachtner’s chamber orchestral version of Mendelssohn’s choral cantata “Verleih uns Frieden” (Grant Us Peace) will be presented by the St. Benedikt Chamber Choir and the collegium.bratananium conducted by Johannes X. Schachtner at the Christuskirche Gauting on 12 April 2014. An additional performance has been planned for 13 April 2014 at the Auferstehungskirche Puchheim. Schachtner’s adaptation of “Psalm 42” of Mendelssohn Bartholdy will also be performed at both concerts.

Here are the complete scores for viewing of the works:

“Psalm 42”
“Verleih uns Frieden”

30 March 2014
Köln
Christuskirche Köln-Dellbrück, 6 PM
World premiere: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy / Johannes X. Schachtner
“Psalm 42”. Cantata for soprano, choir and chamber ensemble
Vasiljka Jesovcek (soprano)
Kantorei Coro con Spirito
Orchestra of the Christuskirche Köln-Dellbrück
Mechthild Brand (direction)

12 April 2014
Gauting
Christuskirche, 7:30 PM
World premiere: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy / Johannes X. Schachtner
“Verleih uns Frieden”. Cantata for choir and chamber ensemble
Chamber Choir St. Benedikt
collegium.bratananium
Johannes X. Schachtner (direction)

 

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