Bernard Foccroulle / Organ Concert

Easter at the Elbphilharmonie

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Musical meditations

Be that as an organist, conductor and composer, as the director of the Théâtre de La Monnaie in Brussels or as the director of the renowned Festival dʼAix-en-Provence: Bernard Foccroulle champions the ideal in art, always seeking new creative paths and encouraging reflection. The programme he will be presenting in the Elbphilharmonie on Easter Sunday also testifies to this sincere yet unpretentious approach.

Aptly for the holiest day in the church calendar, Foccroulle has put together a three-part programme that, through organ works from the Baroque period to the present, explores humankind’s relationship with nature. After an opening praising the divine light, plants – the living organisms most deeply rooted in the earth – take centre stage in the first part. In the following part, the musical focus turns to the heavens, and then finally to humankind, positioned between heaven and earth – a musical plea for mindfulness in how we treat our world.


Bernard Foccroulle organ


»Meditation über die Schönheit der Schöpfung und das Verhalten der Menschen«
Meditation über die Schönheit der Schöpfung und das Verhalten der Menschen

Pacht der Schöpfung

Matthias Weckmann
Vers 1 / aus: O lux beata trinitas

Nicolas de Grigny
Fugue á 5 »A solis ortus cardine« / aus: Premier livre d’orgue

Jean-Louis Florentz
Chant des fleurs / aus: Laudes op. 5

Louis Vierne
Étoile du soir op. 54/3 / aus: Pièces de fantaisie

Olivier Messiaen
Messe de la Pentecôte (Auszüge)

Der Mensch im Herzen der Schöpfung

Heinrich Scheidemann
Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott

Bernard Foccroulle
E più corusco il sole

Johann Sebastian Bach
Passacaglia und Fuge c-Moll BWV 582


Johann Sebastian Bach
Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein BWV 641 / Orgel-Büchlein

Pre-Concert Talk (in German)
19:00 / Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal

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Supporting programme

Sun, 20 Mar 2022 11:00
Workshop: »The Organ«, Sasel-Haus


Easter at the Elbphilharmonie

Promoter: HamburgMusik

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