Upcoming Concerts

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Baroque Sounds

  • J.S.Bach - Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 190
  • J.-J. C. Mondonville - Dominus regnavit
  • G.-F. Händel - Zadok the Priest

and works by Vivaldi, Lully, Monteverdi, Buxtehude, Rameau und Durante


  • Rudolstadt, 1, June 2024 here
  • Leipzig, 2, June 2024 here

Join us on a journey through the magnificent music of the 17th and 18th century and hear the Ensemble Lachrymae together with pupils from music schools. This is the first project that Lachrymae has dedicated to the promoting of young talents. Through mentoring and group rehearsals, the young people gain an insight into the work of a professional ensemble and can become part of it for two concerts. The programme includes both well-known and unknown works from Italy, France, England and Germany. Solemn and overwhelming sounds, arias, choruses, concert movements and dances. The variety of baroque music is enormous and the Ensemble Lachrymae likes to present it to the audience full of life and joy.

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  • André Campra - Requiem (Messe de morts)
  • György Ligeti - Lux aeterna

Works of Early and New Music

The Requiem Mass by André Campra, written around 1695, is one of the most important oratorio works of the French Baroque. In alternating choral and solo sections, the themes of life and death, fear and hope, light and darkness are musically processed in multiple ways. Sometimes in heavenly light sounds, sometimes in passionate, emotional outbursts. The Requiem is contrasted with contemporary works for various instrumentations, from chamber music and a cappella choir to the big tutti of the whole Ensemble and and complete the range of musical expression on one of the central themes of human culture

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Messiah // translated

  • Gerog Friedrich Händel - Messiah - Fassung von W.A.Mozart mit Live Elektronik

1741 - in just 24 days, Handel translates the words of the Holy Bible into one of the most important oratorios of the Baroque era, the Messiah. In three parts, it revolves the birth, passion and resurrection of Christ in prophetic verses in English translation and music full of emotion. 1789 - Mozart wants to perform Handel's work in Vienna. He translates the out-of-fashion music of the baroque master into his own "classical" language by adding more instrumental parts to the score and therefore expanding the orchestra to include modern woodwinds and brass for a more colourful sound. The work is also sung in German translation. 2025 - to mark the 250th anniversary of the first German-language performance, Ensemble Lachrymae wants to "translate" Handel's most famous piece into our time. Both Mozart's version and Handel's original baroque sounds will be brought to life on period instruments. Furthermore, the material will be processed electro-acoustically, paraphrased and interpreted in a completely new way.