In the early German baroque era, composers like Heinrich Scheidemann and Andreas Hammerschmidt wrote motets in which an individual turns to God. The auspicious ensemble Le Concert Étranger confronts this purifying repertoire with radiant organ chorales from the same period. To conclude, they added Bach's magisterial Jesu meine Freude to this programme focussing on German baroque motets.
Listen to fragments of their programma here.
For all three concerts in Lissewege, the last tickets are for sale. Book now if you want to attend the concerts by Rembrandt Frerichs, Ensemble Plus Ultra and Zefiro Torna. For Vélo Baroque, you can book tickets for a start at 10h00 or 10h45. Tickets for the first shift are sold out. The last tickets for the start at 10h45 are available now.
In the context of GoneWest, the artistic commemoration of World War I by the province of West-Flanders, MAfestival Bruges pays homage to wartime composers. Heinrich Schütz, John Jenkins and William are central in this respect.