EAMT invites: J.S.Bach

EAMT invites: J.S.Bach "St John Passion",
conducted by Hans-Christoph Rademann

J.S.Bach's St. John Passion BWV 245 will be performed on Saturday, October 22nd, 7.00 PM at the Kaarli Church in Tallinn, conducted by the director of the Stuttgart Bach Academy Hans-Christoph Rademann. Admission to the concert is free of charge.

 The concert will feature the EAMT choir, orchestra and soloists Jörg Dürmüller (Evangelist, Germany), Siiri Johanson, Kadri-Liis Kukk, Aule Urb, Elo-Maarja Miilen, Edgar Tron, Hanno Mölderkivi, Mehis Tiits, Andreas Väljamäe, Janari Jorro, Kristjan-Jaanek Mölder, Raiko Raalik, Matti Torhamo.

On October 20th and 21st, at 7:30PM, listeners are invited to the St John's Passion workshop-concerts at the EAMT Chamber Hall. A musicological introduction will be held by the Stuttgart Bach Academy musicologist Henning Bey and the conductor Hans-Christoph Rademann with musical examples of the work being introduced each evening.

The cooperation between the EAMT and the Stuttgart Bach Academy will be taking place for the first time. In addition to the conductor Hans-Christoph Rademann, tenor Jörg Dürmüller will work with the EAMT soloists, cellist Jan Freiheit with the string players and the oboist Julia Strobel-Bänsch will lead the woodwind sectionals. Both Jan Freiheit and Julia Strobel-Bänsch will aslo participate in the performances. The concertmaster of the orchestra is Meelis Orgse, lecturer of baroque violin at the Early Music Centre of EAMT.

Conductor Hans-Christoph Rademann has a very broad profile as a musician, his interests include both authentic early music interpretation, as well as premieres of contemporary music. Rademann works with world-renowned ensembles such as the Collegium Vocale Gent, Akademie für Alte Musik, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Concerto Köln etc. In addition, he has acted as Director of the North German Broadcasting (NDR) Choir (1999-2004) and the RIAS Chamber Choir (2007-2015). Since 2013, Rademann has been directing the international Stuttgart Bach Academy. In his artistic work Rademann has won many national awards and recognitions, incl. Deutsche Schallplattenpreis for various CD recordings.

Swiss tenor Jörg Dürmüller is a former singing student of Hans Kagel and Estonian tenor Naan Põld from the Hochschule für Musik and Theater in Hamburg. In addition to the numerous opera and operetta roles in Germany, Italy, Spain and France, Dürmüller has gained fame in particular as the evangelist in J. S. Bach's major vocal-symphonic works´ presentations. During his career, Dürmüller has collaborated with conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Christopher Hogwood, Helmuth Rilling, René Jacobs, Ton Koopman etc. Dürmüller has received many awards for his recordings, incl. the ECHO Klassik and Deutsche Schallplattenpreis. Since 2010, despite his intense concert schedule, Dürmüller also teaches at the Fribourg branch of the Haute école de musique de Lausanne.