The castle chapel in Weimar is a true dream destination for Bach fans. Bach wrote his wonderful Weimar cantatas for this unconventional church space with its organ gallery high up. The so-called castle of heaven, which was destroyed by fire in 1774, will be virtually resurrected: in an ambitious project the Thuringia Bach Festival with a group of specialists will develop a virtual reality version of the castle of heaven. With glasses and headphones Bach fans will be able to undertake an excursion into Bach’s time and with Cantata 182 also experience the acoustics of the castle chapel.
Sunday, 5 April – Sunday, 26 April 2020
12.00 – 18.00
Rolf Kruse, Florian Scharfe, Luzius Koelling – visual reconstruction
Stefan Weinzierl, Christoph Böhm, Tobias Kirchner, Jörg Arnold, David Ackermann – acoustic reconstruction / auralisation
Cantus Thuringia & Capella, Bernhard Klapprott – recording