Helgath, Sing-Akademie, La Scintilla — Zurich, 2019-04-17

Blog post #486 — Concert review, ★★★★, Florian Helgath, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Orchestra La Scintilla, Eugénie Warnier, Marie Henriette Reinhold, Florian Feth (evangelist), Angelo Pollak (arias), Ludwig Mittelhammer (Jesus), Aleksander Nohr (arias) @ Kirche St.Jakob, Zurich, 2019-04-17 — Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): St.John Passion, BWV 245

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

Blog post #471 — Concert review, ★★★★, Michael Gläser, Zürcher Sing-Akademie @ St.Peter, Zurich, 2019-02-10 — Bach: Motet “Singet dem Herrn”, BWV 225; Prelude & Fugue in E♭ major, BWV 552; Rheinberger: Mass in E♭ major for double choir, op.109, “Cantus Missae”; Brahms: Fest und Gedenksprüche, op.109; Bruckner: Motet “Ave Maria”, WAB 6; Bruckner: Motet “Locus iste”, WAB 23

Helgath, Sing-Akademie, La Scintilla — Zurich, 2018-12-07

Concert review, Florian Helgath, Orchestra La Scintilla, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Malin Hartelius, Christina Daletska, Benjamin Bruns, Ludwig Mittelhammer @ Kirche St.Jakob, Zurich, 2018-12-07 — Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Cantatas 1 – 3; Arvo Pärt: Magnificat (1989); Praetorius / Jan Sandström: “Es ist ein Ros entsprungen” (1990)

Yuja Wang, Lionel Bringuier / TOZ — Tonhalle Zurich, 2014-09-11

(…) Lionel Bringuier (*1986) takes over from David Zinman (*1936) who has directed the orchestra for 19 years — more than twice as long as any director after the first two, Friedrich Hegar (from the foundation 1868 up till 1906) and Volkmar Andreae (1906 – 1949). Zinman has led the orchestra into a new and successful international and recording career — for him, this was the crowning of his career, while for Bringuier this is the second direction (after 3 years in Valladolid / Spain), and likely the first highlight in a promising career…