Hans-Christoph Rademann conducts a reconsitution of C.P.E. Bach's historic 1786 charity concert

RIAS Kammerchor and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

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Christina Landshamer — Soprano

Wiebke Lehmkuhl — Alto

Lothar Odinius — Tenor

Thomas E. Bauer — Bass

RIAS Kammerchor

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Hans-Christoph Rademann — Conductor

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April 9, 1786, Hamburg: Carl Philip Emanuel Bach presents a concert “for the local medical institute for the poor”. This charity event would go down in history for its remarkable program, featuring three of his own works (a recent symphony, the newly revised “Magnificat” from his Berlin years, and “Heilig ist Gott” for two choirs and a large orchestra), selections from Handel’s Messiah, and the first public performance of the “Credo” from his father Johann Sebastian’s monumental but still unknown B Minor Mass. In celebration of C.P.E. Bach’s 300th birthday in 2014, the RIAS Kammerchor and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin came together under the direction of Hans-Christoph Rademann to recreate the historic musical event at the Konzerthaus Berlin, joined by soloists soprano Christina Landshamer, alto Wiebke Lehmkuhl, tenor Lothar Odinius, and bass Thomas E. Bauer.

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