One of the pinnacles of German classical music culture is the Johannes-Passion from Johann Sebastian Bach. And since it is Lent, that means it is time for the Passion of Christ.
For those of you who don't know, I'm a professionally trained, classical musician, and I mix music and German teaching as my career. It's a wonderful combination of the foreign language of German and the language of Music, and when I get to sing in German, well, I get a little bit verklemmt. During my 5 years in Germany I spent several years singing with the Gächinger-Kantorei, the professional choral ensemble of the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart (IBA). (By the way, the IBA is mentined in Passwort 3 for those of you in that book!) We sang a lot of music, and a lot of it in German.
Thus this week's blog post is short and sweet because I have lots of Proben (rehearsals). If you're close or able to travel, we're in St. Paul, MN on Saturday and in Winona, MN on Sunday. Ich hoffe, wir sehen uns dort!