Birgitte Christensen © www.artefact.no
Andreas Schager © David Jerusalem
Franz Welser-Moest © Julia Wesely
5 concerts in the Great Hall
Room plan with 6 categories(Great Hall)
Three Baroque oratorios that illuminate different aspects of Christology and two concerts with very different works from the second half of the 19th century make up the »VokalKlang« cycle: Handel's »Messiah« in Advent and Bach's »St. Matthew Passion« on the eve of Holy Week have their traditional performance dates in the concert calendar. Up-and-coming young voices dominate the soloist ensembles in both cases. The equally traditional date of the »Resonanzen« festival is the reason why Handel's early Resurrection Oratorio, which Pope Clement XI treated with some suspicion in 1708 because it was too worldly an opera, can be heard in January. Half of the cycle concerts will be carried by the Wiener Singakademie, which can be heard in Elgar's uplifting oratorio »The Dream of Gerontius« as well as in touching choral works by Brahms.
The originally planned concert performance of Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde" unfortunately had to be cancelled.