Classical Stars A Cappella — Day 2
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, the first set at 18:30 with Männerstimmen Basel is entitled “Jõnkadi, Jõnkadi! New Year is Coming!” This concert will present men's choir works from the Renaissance to today, as well as Swiss folk songs in all four national languages; this concert will conclude with open singing.
The second set at 20:00 with the Tenebrae Choir is entitled “In Winter's House.” Tenebrae bring their trademark passion and precision to a wide range of music by some of the most exciting choral composers of our time, from Owain Park's haunting setting of “O Magnum Mysterium” to the touching simplicity of Elizabeth Poston’s “The Apple Tree.” A highlight of the program is Edward Naylor's impetuous anthem "Vox dicentis." The series ends with some well-known songs that will put you in the winter mood.
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.
Don Bosco Basel