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Below you find a list of concerts that I consider attending (or have attended); this is merely for information. The occurrence of an event does not imply endorsement or promotion (nor do I promise reviewing each and every one of these concerts). All concerts are in Switzerland, unless noted otherwise.
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  • Fri
    19
    Dec
    2014

    Concert: Tim Brown, Zürcher Sing-Akademie — Zürich, 2014-12-19

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Zürcher Sing-Akademie (© Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich)
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Cantatas 1 – 3
    Arnold Bax (1883 – 1953): Mater ora Filium (1921)
    Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976): Christ’s Nativity — Christmas Suite (1931)

    Tim Brown / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Zürcher Sing-Akademie
    Stephanie Pfeffer, soprano
    Patricia Bardon, alto
    Thomas Hobbs, tenor
    Neal Davies, bass

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sat
    23
    May
    2015

    Concert: Zürcher Konzertchor & ZKO — Zurich, 2015-05-23

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle


    Gioacchino Rossini (1792 – 1868): Petite Messe Solennelle

    André Fischer / Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)
    Zürcher Konzertchor
    Rachel Harnisch, soprano
    Judith Schmid, mezzo-soprano
    Vsevolod Grivnov, tenor
    Klaus Mertens, baritone

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Sat
    19
    Dec
    2015

    Concert: Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort & Players — KKL Lucerne, 2015-12-19

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Paul McCreesh (source: www.gabrieli.com)
    George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759): Oratorio “Messiah”, HWV 56

    Paul McCreesh / Gabrieli Consort & Players
    Sarah Tynan, soprano
    Iestyn Davies, countertenor
    Stuart Jackson, tenor
    Neal Davies, bass

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Sun
    27
    Dec
    2015

    Concert: Zukernik, Pannon Philharmonic — Geneva, 2015-12-27

    17:00Geneva, Victoria Hall

    Michael Zukernik (source: www.zukernik.com)
    Carl Orff (1895 – 1982): Carmina burana
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.9 in D minor, op.125

    Michael Zukernik - Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra
    Katarzyna Jagiełło, soprano
    Kinga Dobay, alto
    Jan Jakub Monowid, tenor
    Sascha Kramer, tenor
    Jonathan Sells, baritone
    Hungarian Festival Chorus

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Wed
    29
    Jun
    2016

    Concert: René Jacobs / Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2016-06-29

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    René Jacobs, thumbnail image
    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Oratorio "The Seasons", Hob.XX:3

    René Jacobs / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Marlis Petersen, soprano
    Werner Güra, tenor
    Johannes Weisser, bass
    Zürcher Sing-Akademie (Tim Brown)

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2016

    Concert: Junger Konzertchor Zürich, Basel Sinfonietta — Zurich, 2016-11-12

    17:00Zurich, Fraumünster

    Stephan Klarer (source: www.stephanklarer.ch; © Michael Bosshard Zürich)
    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Oratorio "The Creation", Hob.XXI:2

    Catriona Bühler, soprano
    Sebastian Lipp, tenor
    Samuel Zünd, bass
    Stephan Klarer / Junger Konzertchor Zürich
    Basel Sinfonietta

    → Blog Review (★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★ / German)


  • Sat
    17
    Dec
    2016

    Concert: Neufeld / Münsterkantorei, Sinfonietta — Basel, 2016-12-17

    19:30Basel, Münster

    Annedore Neufeld TN (© Georges Bornschlegl)
    Artur Honegger (1892 - 1955): Une cantate de Noël (1953)
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921): Oratorio de Noël, op.12

    Soloists of the Mädchenkantorei Basel
    Basler Münsterkantorei
    Annedore Neufeld / Basel Sinfonietta

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Fri
    03
    Nov
    2017

    Concert: Giovanni Antonini / Tonhalle Orchestra, Zürcher Singakademie — Zurich, 2017-11-03

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Giovanni Antonini (© Paolo Morello)
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Symphony No.4 in C minor, D.417, "Tragic"
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Mass No.5 in A♭ major, D.678, "Missa solemnis"

    Giovanni Antonini / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Katja Stuber, soprano
    Olivia Vermeulen, mezzosoprano
    Martin Mitterrutzner, tenor
    Tobias Berndt, bass
    Zürcher Singakademie (Florian Helgath)

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Thu
    01
    Feb
    2018

    Concert: Mario Venzago / Bern Symphony Orchestra — Bern, 2018-02-01

    19:30Bern, Minster

    Mario Venzago (© Mario Venzago)
    Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905 - 1963): Concerto funebre for solo violin and string orchestra
    Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928): Glagolitic Mass

    Mario Venzago — Bern Symphony Orchestra
    Theresa Bokány, violin
    Andrea Danková, soprano
    Hilke Andersen, alto
    Tomáš Černý, tenor
    Young Kwon, bass
    Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno
    Peter Solomon, organ

    → Blog Review (★★★½ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Thu
    29
    Mar
    2018

    Concert: Winfried Toll, Camerata Vocale Freiburg, Kammerorchester Basel — Basel, 2018-03-29

    19:30Basel, Martinskirche

    Camerata Vocale Freiburg
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): St.John Passion, BWV 245

    Winfried Toll — Kammerorchester Basel
    Christoph Prégardien, tenor
    Daniel Ochoa, bass
    Regula Mühlemann, soprano
    Oscar Verhaar, countertenor
    Michael Feyfar, tenor
    Benoît Arnould, bass
    Camerata Vocale Freiburg

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018

    Concert: Solomon's Knot, Les Passions de l'Âme — Lausanne, 2018-03-31

    17:00Lausanne, Église Saint-François

    Solomon's Knot

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): St.John Passion, BWV 245

    Les Passions de l'Âme (Orchester für Alte Musik, Bern)
    Solomon's Knot
    Zoë Brookshaw, soprano
    Kate Symonds-Joy, alto
    Ruairi Bowen, tenor
    Thomas Herford, tenor
    Jonathan Sells, baritone

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sun
    15
    Jul
    2018

    Concert: Mendelssohn's "Elijah", Luisi / Philharmonia — Zurich, 2018-07-15

    11:15Zurich, Opera

    Fabio Luisi, © BALU Photography, all rights reserved

    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Oratorio "Elias" (Elijah), op.70, MWV A 25

    Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia Zurich
    Christof Fischesser, bass
    Golda Schultz, soprano
    Mihoko Fujimura, mezzosoprano
    Zurich Opera Chorus

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Mon
    23
    Jul
    2018

    Concert: Kahánek, Orozco-Estrada / Vienna Symphony Orchestra — Bregenz, 2018-07-23

    19:30Bregenz, Festspielhaus

    Andrés Orozco-Estrada (© Martin Sigmund)

    Bregenzer Festspiele

    Bohuslav Martinů (1890 - 1959): Double Concerto for Two String Orchestras, Piano and Timpani, H.271
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Te Deum, op.103, B.176
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Symphony No.9 in E minor, op.95, B.178, "From the New World"

    Andrés Orozco-Estrada / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
    Ivo Kahánek, piano
    Michael Vladar, timpani
    Mojca Bitenc, soprano
    Dariusz Perczak, baritone
    Prague Philharmonic Choir

    → Blog Review (to be written / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Tue
    30
    Oct
    2018

    Concert: Sir John Eliot Gardiner / ORR, Monteverdi Choir — Lucerne, KKL, 2018-10-30

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Sir John Eliot Gardiner (© Sim Canetty-Clarke)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901): Messa da Requiem

    Sir JohnEliot Gardiner — Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
    Monteverdi Choir
    Corinne Winters, soprano
    Ann Hallenberg, mezzosoprano
    Edgaras Montvidas, tenor
    Gianluca Buratto, bass

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Fri
    07
    Dec
    2018

    Concert: Florian Helgath, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, La Scintilla — Zürich, 2018-12-07

    19:30Zurich, Kirche St.Jakob

    Zürcher Sing-Akademie (© Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich)

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Cantatas 1 – 3
    Arvo Pärt (*1935): Magnificat (1989)
    Michael Praetorius (1571 – 1621) / Jan Sandström (*1954): Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (1990)

    Florian Helgath / Orchestra La Scintilla
    Zürcher Sing-Akademie
    Malin Hartelius, soprano
    Christina Daletska, alto
    Benjamin Bruns, tenor
    Ludwig Mittelhammer, bass

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019

    Concert: Michael Gläser, Zürcher Sing-Akademie — Zürich, 2019-02-10

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Zürcher Sing-Akademie (© Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich)

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Motet "Singet dem Herrn", BWV 225
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Praeludium in E♭ major, BWV 552
    Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 - 1901): Kyrie, Gloria from Cantus missae
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Fest und Gedenksprüche (Festival and Commemoration Sentences), op.109
    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896): Motet in F major "Ave Maria", WAB 6
    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896): Motet (Graduale) in C major "Locus iste", WAB 23
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Fugue in E♭ major, BWV 552
    Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 - 1901): Sanctus, Agnus Dei from Cantus missae

    Michael Gläser / Zürcher Sing-Akademie
    Alex Jellici, cello
    Markus Bernhard, violone
    Marco Amherd, organ

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    24
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Joachim Krause, Basler Bach-Chor, Basel Sinfonietta — Basel, 2019-03-24

    17:00Basel, Martinskirche

    Joachim Krause, Basler Bach-Chor (© Zlatko Mićić)

    A Swiss King (Basel Sinfonietta / Basler Bach-Chor)

    Arthur Honegger (1892 - 1955): Symphonic Psalm "Le Roi David", H.37 (1921/1923)

    Joachim Krause — Basel Sinfonietta
    Basler Bach-Chor
    Gudrun Sidonie Otto
    , soprano
    Sofia Pavone, mezzosoprano
    Dino Lüthy, tenor
    Örs Kisfaludy, narrator

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Oratorienchor & Sinfonieorchester St.Gallen — St.Gallen, 2019-04-14

    17:30St.Gallen, St.Laurenzenkirche

    Uwe Münch (© Oratorienchor St.Gallen)

    Oratorienchor St.Gallen, 162. Palmsonntagskonzert

    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Oratorio “Elias” (Elijah), op.70, MWV A 25

    Uwe Münch / Sinfonieorchester St.Gallen
    Peter Schöne, baritone
    Angela Vallone, soprano
    Dorottya Láng, mezzosoprano
    Paul Schweinester, tenor
    Oratorienchor St.Gallen

    → Blog Review (for ratings see post)


  • Wed
    17
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Florian Helgath, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, La Scintilla — Zürich, 2019-04-17

    19:30Zurich, Kirche St.Jakob

    Zürcher Sing-Akademie (© Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich)

    Johannes-Passion / Zürcher Sing-Akademie

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): St.John Passion, BWV 245

    Florian Helgath / Orchestra La Scintilla
    Zürcher Sing-Akademie
    Eugénie Warnier, soprano
    Marie Henriette Reinhold, alto
    Angelo Pollak, tenor
    Ludwig Mittelhammer, bass (Jesus)
    Aleksander Nohr, bass (arias)

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Fri
    10
    May
    2019

    Concert: Florian Helgath, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Orchester vom See — Zürich, 2019-05-10

    19:30Zurich, Kirche St.Jakob

    Zürcher Sing-Akademie (© Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich)

    Schubert & Stüssi / Zürcher Sing-Akademie

    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Mass in E♭ major, D.950
    Fritz Stüssi (1874 - 1923): Oratorio "Vergehen und Auferstehen"

    Florian Helgath / Orchester vom See
    Zürcher Sing-Akademie
    Hannah Morrison, soprano
    Ingeborg Danz, alto
    Fabio Trümpy, tenor
    Tiago Oliveira, tenor II
    Krešimir Stražanac, bass

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Mon
    17
    Jun
    2019

    Concert: Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent — Lucerne, 2019-06-17

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Philippe Herreweghe (source: Facebook)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Mass in B minor, BWV 232

    Philippe Herreweghe / Collegium Vocale Gent
    Dorothee Mields, soprano
    Hana Blažiková, soprano
    Alex Potter, altus
    Thomas Hobbs, tenor
    Krešimir Stražanac, bass

    → Blog Review (★★★★)




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