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Marian life in Admont Abbey 2024

Middle High German oratorio for soloists, choir, children's choir, orchestra and organ

Marienleben im Stift Admont - Middle High German oratorio for soloists, choir, children's choir, orchestra and organ

Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Sunday, 23 June 2024 at 19:00 is the day:

A work commissioned by Admont Abbey as a world premiere, composed by Franz Zebinger, will amaze the audience. In addition to the special instrumentation, the old texts will be translated into modern German by narrator Nikolaus Lechthaler. Accordion, saxophone, hammered dulcimer and a large percussion section enrich the orchestral line-up.

Text passages from the rhyming poem of the same name by the Carthusian monk Brother Philipp can be found not only in the oratorio, but also in a preserved original manuscript in the monastery library.

The composer primarily set the loving relationship between Mary and her son Jesus to music in an arc of sound that stretches from the birth in Bethlehem to Mary's assumption into heaven.

A musical contemporary document in the 950th anniversary year of Admont Abbey!

 

Rehearsals for the big performance are already in full swing 

The best foretaste of the world premiere of the oratorio Marienleben was already given during rehearsals. The upper and lower school choir of the Stiftgymnasium Admont is conducted by Albert Wonaschütz.

The Admont church choir and five high-calibre soloists - including tenor Daniel Johannsen - complete this musical project.

 

Soloists: Elisabeth Stemberg (soprano), Klaudia Tandl (mezzo-soprano), Daniel Johannsen (tenor), Ewald Nagl (baritone), Gerd Kenda (bass)
Speaker: Nikolaus Lechthaler
Choirs: Admont Abbey Grammar School, Admont Church Choir
Ensembles: ALEA, Studio Percussion, Admont 950 
Organ: Miriam Zebinger, Thomas Zala
Overall management: Albert Wonaschütz

 

To the event 

Admont Abbey - World premiere of Marienleben 2024 © Christoph Draxl
Admont Abbey - World premiere of Marienleben 2024 © Christoph Draxl
Admont Abbey - World premiere of Marienleben 2024 © Christoph Draxl
Admont Abbey - World premiere of Marienleben 2024 © Christoph Draxl
Admont Abbey - World premiere of Marienleben 2024 © Christoph Draxl
Admont Abbey - World premiere of Marienleben 2024 © Christoph Draxl
Admont Abbey - World premiere of Marienleben 2024 © Christoph Draxl
Admont Abbey - World premiere of Marienleben 2024 © Christoph Draxl
Admont Abbey - World premiere of Marienleben 2024 © Christoph Draxl
Admont Abbey - World premiere of Marienleben 2024 © Christoph Draxl
Admont Abbey - World premiere of Marienleben 2024 © Christoph Draxl
Admont Abbey - World premiere of Marienleben 2024 © Christoph Draxl
Admont Abbey - World premiere of Marienleben 2024 © Christoph Draxl
Admont Abbey - World premiere of Marienleben 2024 © Christoph Draxl
Admont Abbey - World premiere of Marienleben 2024 © Christoph Draxl
Admont Abbey - World premiere of Marienleben 2024 © Christoph Draxl
Admont Abbey - World premiere of Marienleben 2024 © Christoph Draxl
Admont Abbey - World premiere of Marienleben 2024 © Christoph Draxl
Admont Abbey - World premiere of Marienleben 2024 © Christoph Draxl