Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und -Orchester / Thomas Hengelbrock

Zelenka: Magnificat / Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 / Vivaldi: Gloria

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Thomas Hengelbrock
Thomas Hengelbrock © Mina Esfandiari
Balthasar-Neumann-Orchester © Florence Grandidier
Laeiszhalle Hamburg
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Baroque variety with a hidden gem

At least since his time as chief conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, the name Thomas Hengelbrock has, for Hamburg music lovers, been a synonym for lively interpretations and profound concert experiences. Together with the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble, which he founded himself, Hengelbrock presents a programme featuring three Baroque works with soundscapes of incredible expressive diversity.

Jan Dismas Zelenka’s work is not widely known even though he was responsible for writing some of the most exciting music of the Baroque age. But Zelenka’s music continues to fascinate Baroque aficionados with its unconventionality and intensity, and his compact Magnificat can send newcomers and die-hard fans alike into raptures.

More familiar sounds follow with Johann Sebastian Bach’s exhilarating, dance-like Orchestral Suite No. 3, which elegantly segues into Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria.

The piece shows Vivaldi, who is better known for his operas and concertos, as a great composer of sacred works. With compositional mastery, he transforms all the facets of the Gloria text into music – from the most delicate solo passages to the triumphant jubilation of the great chorus.


Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und -Solisten


director Thomas Hengelbrock


Jan Dismas Zelenka
Magnificat in D major, ZWV 108

Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068

– Interval –

Antonio Vivaldi
Gloria for two female voices, choir and orchestra, RV 589


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Denn Er hat seinen Engeln befohlen über dir / aus »Elias« op. 70

Michael Praetorius
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

Pre-Concert Talk

with Thomas Hengelbrock und Friederike Westerhaus(in German)

19:00 / Laeiszhalle, Großer Saal

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Balthasar Neumann Choir and Orchestra

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