Evening Concert

Bachfest Leipzig 1 on “The Evening Concert”


Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM 90.9 it’s the first of two “Bachfest Leipzig” programs from Deutsche Welle Radio. Georg Christoph Biller conducts vocal soloists, the St. Thomas Choir and Boys’ Choir and the Gewandhaus Orchestra in the Mozart-orchestrated version of Handel’s “Messiah”. Also on the program: the Cantata #140, and some Chorale Preludes for solo organ.

Monday November 10: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF) (#13-12)


Johann Sebastian Bach: Fantasy in G Major, BWV 572. Ulrich Böhme, organ

Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig; Georg Christoph Biller; St. Thomas' Boy Choir; St. Thomas' Choir soloist, soprano; Matthias Rexroth, countertenor; Martin Petzold, tenor; Markus Flaig, bass

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140

George Frideric Handel: The Messiah, German Version, Orchestrated by Mozart

Bach: Chorale Preludes: “Christ ist erstanden”, BWV 627; “Erstanden is der heil’ge Christ”, BWV 628; “Erschiene ist der herrlich Tag”, BWV 629. Olivier Latry, organ