Helmuth Rilling
Sunday, 29 July – Saturday, 11 August 2018 | … | Weimar | Liszt University Weimar

5th Weimar Bach Cantata Academy

Sunday 29 July – Saturday 11 August

Helmuth Rilling Masterclass

For the fifth time the great Bach interpreter and promoter, Helmuth Rilling, in­vites young musicians from across the world to come to Weimar to study and perform Bach’s cantatas in their authentic location. In the four previous years, 70 musicians from 18 countries were chosen from countless applicants who evolved in the shortest time into an excellent choir and orchestra with immense enthus­iasm and great musical talent. The concerts which followed the rehearsals were unforgettable experiences for interpreters and audiences. They showed in an im­pressive way what can be achieved by such a project in a historic location; to transmit the spirit of Bach and the core of his music to young people so that they will hardly ever be able to perform this music in their own countries without thinking back to this experience.
With the Bach Cantata Academy Ensemble and selected soloists, Helmuth Rilling will again perform and explain cantatas in lecture concerts in summer 2018. At the centre this time are three of Bach‘s cantatas, the soloists, the choir and orchestra will also present their own concerts.

Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantatas „Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht mit deinem Knecht“ BWV 105
„Du Hirte Israel, höre“ BWV 104
„Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal” BWV 146

Julia Sophie Wagner — soprano
Lidia Vinyes Curtis — alto
Martin Lattke — tenor
Tobias Berndt — baritone
Kathy Saltzman Romey — chorus master
Lorenzo Ghirlanda — assistant conductor orchestra
Helmuth Rilling — conductor


03 August      lecture concert 1 BWV 105
05 August      lecture concert 2 BWV 104
06 August      lied recital
07 August      ensemble concert
09 August      lecture concert 3 BWV 146
10 August      closing concert Leipzig
11 August      closing concert Eisenach

For further information and application as a participant please click here!

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