The double concert announced for 27 May unfortunately had to be cancelled due to illness.
Now the two concerts planned for the seventieth birthday of our fellow citizen, the much honoured and awarded composer, conductor, percussionist and pianist James Wood, will be made up.
The first concert at the Village Church will be on Saturday 8 July. It will start at 4pm. The organ has been painstakingly restored over many years. James Wood himself will play this new old organ, and three singers (bass) and one singer (soprano) from the RIAS Kammerchor will join him to perform pieces by Gibbons, Schütz, Tallis and Bach.
The Courtyard Concert in James’ Courtyard (Schlenzer 32) will then follow on Sunday, 27 August, 4 pm.
This concert is dedicated to three themes:
Heimat with pieces by Schumann and Mahler.
Wanderlust with pieces by Fauré, Ravel and Falla
Dancing with pieces by Saint-Säens, Schulhoff and Stravinsky.
Mezzo-sopranos from the Rundfunkchor Berlin will sing accompanied by James Wood (piano), with special guests Rudolf Preckwinkel (double bass) and Philip Mayers (piano). We here in Schlenzer are very much looking forward to this cultural event, guests from wherever are very welcome.