Classical Stars A Cappella — Day 1
From December 26 to 28, various concerts with Europe's leading a capella ensembles will take place for the third time at the Don Bosco Basel Music and Cultural Center as part of the Mini-Festival “Classical Stars A Cappella.” In addition to internationally known ensembles such as Latvian Voices (Riga), Tenebrae (London), and the Calmus Ensemble (Leipzig), local a cappella ensembles from Basel also perform, inviting the audience to open singing after their sets.
On this evening, there will be two sets of performances. The first set at 18:30 is entitled “O Magnum Mysterium” and will be performed by the Rheinstimme Ensemble (Basel). They will sing about the magic of the light that comes into the darkness in masterpieces of vocal music by, among others, Biebl, Grigalis, Himes, Hofmeyr, MacMillan, and Whitacre. This will be followed by an open singing with the audience.
The second set at 20:00 is entitled “Latvian Christmas.” Latvian Voices, who can be heard for the first time in Switzerland and the three-countries region, create an intimate atmosphere with their varied Christmas program around sacred choral music, traditional songs, and Latvian folk music. Suitable for the dark season and the longing for light—sound magic in perfection from the North!
Starting at 17:45 as well as between and after the sets, the audience can enjoy Christmas gastronomic offers (mulled wine, etc.) outdoor on the open piazza in front of Don Bosco Basel.
Tickets are CHF 35-65 for set 1+2; festival passes are available from CHF 84-156, and youths get a 50% discount.
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