Join Helmuth Rilling at the Berliner Dom for the official Luther 2017 Choral Festival: Celebrating 500 Years of Reformation
Event Date: June 14, 2017-June 17, 2017
Posted: June 4, 2015
Music Celebrations International is pleased to present Reformation 500 Concerts, the formal production of all musical performances to take place throughout 2017 in Germany to celebrate 500 Years of the Reformation. Our capstone event will be the Luther 2017 Choral Festival, featuring Helmuth Rilling conducting a choral extravaganza at the world-famous Berliner Dom on June 17, 2017.
Singers from across the globe are invited to join a grand festival chorus to sing the music of Mendelssohn and Bach, including Eine Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott. This event is supported by the German National Tourist Board and the Luther 2017 500 Jahre Reformation organization.
Helmuth Rilling, born in 1933 in Stuttgart, is acclaimed worldwide as a conductor, pedagogue and Bach scholar. In 1954, he founded the internationally recognized Gächinger Kantorei choir, which joined forces with the Bach Collegium Stuttgart as its regular orchestral partner eleven years later. It was at this time that Professor Rilling began his intensive work with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Based on a Baroque design by Johann Boumann in the late 1740’s, the Berliner Dom is the largest and most impressive religious space in the German capital. It was long known as the “Protestant St. Peter’s” (after St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican).
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