Johann Sebastian Bach, Mass in B minor, BWV 232: live webcast from Austria

⚡️ 4 June, 6 pm – MUSIC HUB (21/8 Malopidvalna str., Kyiv).


🎻 Program:

Johann Sebastian Bach
Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (1749).

Live broadcast from Basilika Rein (Austria) – a concert in support of Ukraine.

Before the concert, a lecture on Bach’s Mass. The broadcast will be followed by a discussion of the concert.

Anna Magdalena Auzinger, soprano
Katrin Auzinger, viola
Mario Lerchenberger, tenor
Wilfried Zelinka, bass
Camerata Srytia.
Director: Sebastian Meixner.
Capella Leopoldina featuring Ukrainian musicians.
Jörg Zwicker, conductor.

A lecture before the concert: Polina Zubkova, PhD student at the Department of Theory and History of Culture at the Ukrainian National Academy of Music, grant manager and communications project manager at Open Opera Ukraine.

Moderator of the discussion after the concert: Anna Hadetska.

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“Mass in B-minor by Johann Sebastian Bach in the Basilica of Rein monastery near Graz.

Music connects people all over the world. In times of terrible ordeals, it gives consolation, belief, hope, and power. That’s why we made our mind to organize a live broadcast to Ukraine, where OPEN OPERA UKRAINE has set up a public viewing, so that our Ukrainian friends could join the event, which is broadcast live from Austria. The recording and broadcast will be done by the Pedagogic Department of the University of Music in Graz, where Jörg Zwicker teaches.

Russia wants to destroy the Ukrainian culture and identity. That’s why we decided to support the special cultural project and forward the raised money to the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture to support the reconstruction of the bombed House of Culture in Irpin.

All musicians and singers are going to take part in that project without any fee, although they had no opportunity to earn anything with their performances for around two years. Some Ukrainian musicians will also play in the orchestra. The rehearsals of the choir will be supported by an Ukrainian pianist. So, we continue our big partnership with our friends of Ukraine in different fields.”

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Jörg Zwicker, born in 1969, studied violoncello with Hildgund Posch at the University of Graz and Viola da gamba with José Vazquez at the University of Vienna. He also studied baroque cello at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland and at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in the Netherlands. He took private lessons from Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

At the age of 16, he founded his first ancient music ensemble, named Musica Antiqua in Graz. In 1992, he founded the professional baroque orchestra Capella Leopoldina.

As a cellist and conductor, he has performed with various ensembles in Europe, the USA, Ukraine, and India. He has participated in the recording of about 50 CDs.

Since 1995, he has been teaching at the University of Music in Graz (viola, baroque cello, chamber music, conducting and pedagogy) and also at the Department of Ancient Music at the Private University of Vienna (baroque cello, chamber music, baroque orchestra, mental coaching). He also gives masterclasses all over Europe.

Jörg Zwicker is also educated as an official mountain guide, psychologist and bio- and neurofeedback brain trainer. Based on his more than 30 years of experience on stage, extreme sports and special education, he coaches professional musicians and athletes to achieve their peak performance, to overcome stage fright and to concentrate their attention. In 2015, he published the book 30 hours of flow with his experience in extreme sport events after a burnout.

In 2020, he published his edition of six cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach with pedagogical comments.

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Registration is required in the Google form at the following link –

We will try to invite as many registered participants as possible.

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MUSIC HUB is a space for young musicians and listeners. It combines the upper hall with 100 seats – for concerts, recordings, master classes, lectures, etc., as well as the lower rehearsal hall. Its address is 21/8 Malopidvalna street, Kyiv.

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