Johann Sebastian Bach's Mass in B minor was not only the starting point of Music for Peace. Above all, it is one of the most moving and important works in Western cultural history, a cathedral of music.
Many of those who have had the opportunity to participate in performances have not only enjoyed the outward appearance. You have also described it as an inner journey with unforgettable, uplifting and always very individual experiences.
Even if you have never sung the B minor Mass, you are expressly invited to take part in this special project.
For the first time since the concert tour to Vienna in 2018 we can include this work in our programme, this time in Cologne. The exact performance location and the exact time have not yet been determined, we are planning for May 2023.
Rehearsal weekend at Haus Wasserburg in Vallendar,
Friday September 30th to Monday October 3rd 2022
Register for this extended rehearsal weekend by September 10th and immerse yourself in the great music of J.S.Bach!
You are welcome as a singer or orchestra musician!
At the bottom of this page you will find more detailed information and the registration option as a pdf.
Vallendar is located on the Rhine in the immediate vicinity of Koblenz. Choir and orchestra rehearse from Friday evening to Monday morning, followed by a workshop performance of the choral pieces. Haus Wasserburg, our rehearsal location, is run as an educational center for young people and adults by members of the Pallottine Order. We were able to reserve the entire house with the guest rooms for our rehearsal weekend. Accommodation and meals are basic, somewhat hostel-like. Accommodation is in shared rooms, a few double rooms are also available.
Complete recordings are available here for all choral singers to practice their own voice! Bass, tenor, alto and soprano were sung here in the original register by Maarten van Leer. Click on the respective link: