Kulturbüro Elisabeth Berlin
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¾ sechs - Konzert mit dem RIAS Kammerchor Berlin

Friday, 5. May 2023

5.45 pm


special concert

concert | choir concert

© RIAS Kammerchor

Saint Anthony of Padua and Saint Francis of Assisi shared the desire to follow Jesus in spreading the Christian faith with the help of impressive images of nature; their language was the opposite of forceful tirades hurled at supposed heretics.

This direction is also followed by Francis Poulenc’s settings of St. Anthony intercessions and prayers of humility by Saint Francis. Poulenc works with Gregorian motifs and reminiscences of the archaism of early polyphony in his typical way to craft miniatures of great sonic beauty. The compositions by Veljo Tormis stand in stark contrast to these: in the manner of ritual invocations, the Estonian composer calls upon the gods of thunder or, in his settings of sections from the Finnish Kalevala epic, commemorates those who died in the sinking of the MS Estonia. The programme also features works by Einojuhani Rautavaara and Zoltán Kodály, as well as Gregorian chants. The different expressive forms could hardly be more contrasting or diverse – a wonderful challenge for the men of the RIAS Kammerchor.


Francis Poulenc „Laudes de Saint Antoine de Padoue“
Francis Poulenc „Quatre petites prières de Saint-François d'Assise“
Veljo Tormis „Incantatio maris aestuosi“
Piske Litaania Veljo Tormis „Piske Litaania“
Einojuhani Rautavaara „Legenda“
Zoltán Kodály „Esti dal“

Men of the RIAS Kammerchor Berlin
Justin Doyle Conductor

Tickets: 10 €
online via www.rias-kammerchor.de/

Organizer: RIAS Kammerchor Berlin
In cooperation with Kultur Büro Elisabeth

Foto © RIAS Kammerchor