In the 5th episode of CapellaCALLS, Capella de la Torre travels virtually to the other side of the globe and plays together with the Australian bassoonist and dulcian player Lyndon Watts. In an interview with Capella director Katharina Bäuml, Lyndon Watts provides insights into the extremely active early music scene down under – an exciting contrast to the modern megacity of Melbourne.
We are very pleased that our CD “Praetorius & Italy” with the RIAS Kammerchor Berlin made it onto the longlist of nominations for the 2021 annual prizes for the German Record Critics’ Prize. The jury nominated a total of 103 outstanding new sound carrier productions from all branches that came out on the German-speaking market in the last eighteen months. The 10 titles that will win the race will be announced on September 22, 2021.
New concert series in Berlin: SOUNDING COLLECTIONS
Renaissance music in the houses of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation
How does a museum, a collection or a library sound? With unusual references, our new SOUNDING COLLECTIONS project opens up new spaces for perception and imagination. With the Capella de la Torre we organize concerts in unconventional locations: In cooperation with the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, music from the 16th and 17th centuries can be heard in Berlin’s museums, libraries and collections – programmatically tailored to the respective houses and supplemented by lectures and discussions with renowned scientists.
Concert dates and information at www.sounding-collections.de
A review of our project with students from Wolfenbüttel and Braunschweig, an event of the “Michael Praetorius Year 2021” in Wolfenbüttel.
The entire concert recording with the RIAS Kammerchor Berlin from the concert on June 19th, 2021 in Wolfenbüttel is now available for viewing free of charge on Studio4Culture.
We are happy to announce 3 nominations for the OPUS KLASSIK 2021:
> Instrumentalist of the Year
Katharina Bäuml: Earth Music
> Ensemble/Orchestra of the Year
Capella de la Torre: Earth Music
> Choir recording of the Year
RIAS Kammerchor Berlin & Capella de la Torre: Praetorius & Italy
All information at www.opusklassik.de
Today the first track of our new CD “Praetorius dances” has already been released!
In his Terpsichore collection, Michael Praetorius collected all the popular dance hits of his time and arranged them for an instrumental ensemble. On June 18th we will present – the Capella de la Torre under the direction of Katharina Bäuml – a selection of the best works from »Terpsichore« – music that still makes your feet rock today.
And we are particularly pleased that Scala Radio (UK) is presenting our CD today as part of their ‘New Release Friday’.
No ensemble or wind class rehearsal in sight? Does the instrument lead a neglected existence at home? Sad because there were such beautiful concerts and goals for practicing before Corona? Not with us!
On the occasion of the anniversary year of Michael Praetorius, we gave birth to the project “Praetorius in the Park”. Together with students from Wolfenbüttel and Braunschweig, we will form a large ensemble that will be heard in Wolfenbüttel on June 10th. The project is part of “Michael Praetorius 400: Wolfenbüttel SINGT”, a concert format in the Wolfenbüttel anniversary year. It stands for a change of perspective, for decentralized and hybrid concert formats in which music can be experienced on site, alone or in a family group, or actively sung along.
With RIAS Kammerchor Berlin and Capella de la Torre you can look forward to:
18.6. Listen Live And Sing Along: A Praetorius melody runs like a red thread through the whole city.
19.6. Live concert stream from the main church in Wolfenbüttel