Frank Martin - Messe für zwei vierstimmige Chöre a cappella

In the organizer's words:

The chamber choirs Utrechts Vocaal Ensemble and enchore (Berlin) present Frank Martin "Mass for two four-part choirs a cappella"

The Swiss composer Frank Martin (*1890 in Geneva, † 1974 in Naarden/NL) composed the first four movements of his mass in 1922, the 'Agnus Dei' followed in 1926. Martin regarded his music as "a matter between God and me". In fact, the work lay dormant in a drawer for decades before the conductor Franz Brunnert requested the composition "for study purposes" and performed it with the Hamburg Bugenhagen Kantorei in 1963. Today it is firmly established in the repertoire of demanding choirs and embodies "sincerity, youth and a little beauty".

In the accompanying program, the Utrechts Vocaal Ensemble will present works by Dutch composers whose religious themes are linked to Martin's mass. Frank Martin drew inspiration for the mass from the church music tradition, which is also reflected in the accompanying program of enchore, which will feature works from the Renaissance to 20th century musical modernism.

June 14, 2024, 6:00 pm Sühne-Christi-Kirche (Toeplerstraße 1, 13627 Berlin)

June 15, 2024, 7:00 pm Martin Luther Church (Fuldastraße 50 - 51, 12045 Berlin)

Free admission.

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Sühne-Christi-Kirche Toeplerstraße 1 13627 Berlin

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