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Capella in Corona Times

Dear friends, we are delighted to introduce our new blog to you!  The corona pandemic was the occasion, but not the real reason to finally launch this platform.  This is a space to discuss various issues, but also to stay in contact, and to get into conversation with you.

What is necessary to protect and secure the future of freelance musicians and of art and culture in general?  What new formats and ideas could help us to protect music and culture and their indispensable roles in our society and in our daily lives? What new perspectives are opening, and what new visions can now find expression? 

Let’s stay connected and be in touch! We look forward to hearing your thoughts and to an active exchange of ideas with you!

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Capella NATIONWIDE – The Film

What a very special and beautiful project! Thank you so mich everybody for being with us!! (Film: Anna-Kristina Bauer und Andreas Graf)

Capella NATIONWIDE 🙂
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PraetoriusDANCES – Capella/HOPE/Project 1

It was a wonderful return to our Capella ensemble world at the ION 2020 music festival!

As a ghost concert, we were able to present our new Praetorius TANZT project on July 4th, 2020, which we had recorded on CD in the days before in the beautiful monastery church in Auhausen. The end of the concert was a particularly emotional moment: All of us realized once again how much we missed making music together – and you too, dear listeners ans friends!

We further hope that events with audience in the same room will be allowed again soon and look forward to you.

In the meantime, we are working on new digital formats and are happy to inform you about the latest developments.

You can still see and hear our first CapellaHOPEProject following the lomk below. It was a pleasure for us to make music together again and have such a wonderful team of dancers with us. Have a look yourself!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B307dPkWVjc

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CapellaNATIONWIDE

A COMMUNITY connected by music

Playing the same melody from different REGIONS all over the country with teachers and rehearsal leaders from Capella de la Torre! CapellaNATIONWIDE is an innovative model project that will be continued in an expanded form in the future.

On Sunday, June 14, 2020, from 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m., members of Capella de la Torre residing in various regions of Germany will be responsable for 3-7 amateur musicians of different ages (exact numbers depending on the regional corona regulations).

The country-wide music lesson takes place open air.

CapellaNATIONWIDE– Ensemble in Lübeck (Foto: Anna-Kristina Bauer)
CapellaNATIONWIDE– Ensemble in Lübeck (Foto: Anna-Kristina Bauer)
CapellaNATIONWIDE– Ensemble in Lübeck (Foto: Anna-Kristina Bauer)

The same pieces of renaissance music will be sung and played everywhere at the same time (notes for download at www.capella-on-air.de).

Due to the Corona-situation also the professional musicians from Capella de la Torre are hardly allowed to see each other live and play concerts together. This is particularly painful this year, because the ensemble is celebrating its 15th birthday .

On the evening of June 14, 2020, everyone involved will meet in a zoom video conference for debriefing from home. Everyone can share the experience they have just had with music and making music together with friends at the other end of the country.

The individual events are recorded on video / photo and at the end combined into a video clip to build up a database for new CapellaNATIONWIDE events.

CapellaNATIONWIDE– Ensemble in Freiburg
CapellaNATIONWIDE– Ensemble in Freiburg
CapellaNATIONWIDE– Ensemble in Freiburg

CapellaNATIONWIDE-Locations 14.6.2020:
Bad Köstritz, Berlin, Büsum, Hamburg, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Lübeck, Mühlheim/ Donau, Nürnberg

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CapellaDIGITAL Workshop – Thanks

What a blast! A very big thanks to the Capella-team and our wonderful participants for the past DIGITAL workshop days!

I was a real adventure and we got lots of new insights and ideas: Pierre de la Rue and the splendid choir book manuscript of Philip the Fair – at Zoom! We remember some very special and unforgettable days full of music and community – comings from 16 cities across Europe!

A journey through time and space that we certainly will start again very soon! 🙂

Trailer CapellaDIGITALWorkshop

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Praetorius 400: Terpsi Wunderblau

PraetoriusDANCES is one of the CapellaHOPEProjects in this strange Corona year 2020. After many months without concerts together, we will start the Capella season in Nuremberg at the ION festival with a program from Terpsichore.

We are very happy to present yet another project on Michael Praetorius: The well-known children’s book author and illustrator Jörg Hilbert has written a musical fairy tale with the title Terpsi Wunderblau.

The project contains music from the Terpsichore collection by Michael Praetorius, plus a shadow play and lyrics – written, designed and read by Jörg Hilbert.

At the end of the story we realize: what made people dance in the past still works perfectly for us today. 🙂

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RBB Kultur – Early Music in Corona Times

A feature of Bernhard Schrammek

https://www.rbb-online.de/rbbkultur/radio/programm/schema/sendungen/alte_musik/archiv/20200511_1804.html

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CapellaDIGITALWorkshop for Early Music

Brainstorming for new ideas together for the DIGITALWorkshop 🙂

For reasons that are clear to all of us, because of the Corona pandemic, and all of the limitations that accompany it, this year’s Capella de la Torre May Workshop will have to be conducted DIGITALLY.  It will be the very first ONLINE early music course known to us, and we are very excited and looking forward to it!   

Here you will find new information soon about how we will conduct the workshop. The dates remain the same: 29-31 May, 2020.

It is clear to all of us that we can’t replace the magical moments and the ensemble feel of making music together.  Therefore, for this very first CapellaDIGITAL workshop, we want to try out new paths, and also concentrate on aspects which perhaps don’t get as much time or attention at our usual courses.

We hope you will support us by taking part, and that you will have courage to enter into this new digital adventure with us!  We can’t wait!

Best wishes from,
Your Capellas

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In te Domine speravi! Capella@HOME

From today on you can find a new piece to play and sing along with us: Josquin Desprez – In te Domine speravi, on of our absoulte favourits. To be found on Capella@HOME

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Cultural Tipp #3

Kultur-Tipp #3 – TEXT:
W. G. Sebald, Schwindel.Gefühle.

A puzzling literary text that drives the reader’s attention like a labyrinth in ever new and unexpected directions. Is the author part of his book or just a fictional character? “A fantastic book!” Is – and here he is absolutels not the only one – the opinion of our guest author Peter Schmucker.

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Beyond the Non-Places

Empty parking decks, bet hearts full of hope: Josquin Desprez (1455-1521)