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Lutherabend – An Evening with Luther

November 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Lutherabend – An Evening with Luther will celebrate 500 years since the Reformation in Germany with an insight into Luther’s own world. A lover of music, food and talk, we will spend an evening with him, listening to music by Bach, Mendelssohn and by contemporary Edinburgh composer Andrew Carvel, eating the sort of food that he would have enjoyed and hearing some of his own Tischreden (Table talk).

We shall hear Bach‘s Cantata 137 Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren and a newly commissioned Cantata based on Ein feste Burg. Then we will eat, enjoy orchestral Tafelmusik, and meet Luther through theatrical recitations of Luther’s writing from Florian Kaplick.

The Choir of St Andrew’s & St George’s West, directed by Brigitte Harris, will be joined by a small orchestra led by Angus Ramsay, and with soloists Soprano Frances Cooper and Tenor Stuart Murray Mitchell from Edinburgh, Alto Franziska Markovitsch of RIAS-Kammerchor and Baritone Michael Rapke of Deutsche Oper Berlin.

This joint project has been planned by musicians from St Andrew’s & St George’s West, the German Consulate General in Edinburgh and the German Speaking Congregation in Edinburgh. It has been generously supported by the German Consulate General in Edinburgh.

Full tickets (including food, wine and table seating) for this event are now sold out.  Music-only tickets will be available at £5 each on the door, on the night. You can sit in St Andrew’s and St George’s West Georgian pews and hear the full programme of words and music.

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St Andrew’s and St George’s West
13 George Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2PA United Kingdom
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