Sunday, September 18, 2011

J.S.バッハの世界 - Die Welt des J. S. Bach


Yesterday’s concert was successfully over. I was really surprised to see that the premise, Yodobashi Church, was almost full with the audience. I had tried to arrange a few additional tickets for visiting friends the day before, and I was told to hold on because the on-site tickets were getting scarce.
The concert began with well-known Bach’s chamber music by Acroama Animata namely Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Suite No. 2 and Harpsichord Concerto No. 3.
In the second part after the intermission, the soloist singers and our choir joined them to sing two cantatas. I think we managed to sing “Christ lag in Todesbanden” BWV4 in the fullest of our current ability, and the conductor Shigemi actually shook my hands later telling me “perfect!” On the other hand, “Ein Feste Burg ist Unser Gott” BWV80 truly required us a higher skill of singing in its first piece, and I felt frankly that our target to shoot still remained. We sang “Furusato” together with the audience in the encore with the thought for those who suffered in 3.11 disaster in northeast Japan, and there was a moment where a heart-moving sense filled the entire church.
One of the leaders of the orchestra, Aki Schmitt has a Japanese mother who seemed very much pleased to have realized their debut in Japan, and according to their schedule, they plan to have concert in Kyoto on the 23rd and in Naruto on the 24th.

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