(photo: Heribert Schindler)


Christmas organ matinee

The sounds of organ and brass show music from its most festive side. Both are to be heard in this matinee when the Cologne cathedral organist Winfried Bönig and the Brass Ensemble of the Berliner Philharmoniker present music by Richard Strauss and Joseph Messner plus Giuseppe Verdi's Overture to La forza del destino. In addition, Winfried Bönig sets the mood for Christmas with music for the season by Johann Sebastina Bach, Gaston Litaize and Sigfrid Karg-Elert.

Winfried Bönig organ

Blechbläserensemble der Berliner Philharmoniker

Organ & Brass

Richard Strauss

Feierlicher Einzug der Ritter des Johanniter-Ordens (arr. for organ and brass by Johannes M. Michel)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Sinfonia pastorale from the Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (arr. for organ by Sigfrid Karg-Elert)

Giuseppe Verdi

Overture to La forza del destino (arr. for organ and brass by Johannes M. Michel)

Gaston Litaize

Variations sur un Noël angevin

Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Choral Improvisation “In dulci jubilo”, op. 75 No. 2

Joseph Messner

Symphonic Festival Music for Brass and Organ, op. 45a

Dates and Tickets

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Sun, 01 Dec 2019, 11:00

Philharmonie | Introduction: 10:15

(photo: Heribert Schindler)

Winfried Bönig (photo: Kölner Dommusik)