Concert at the KUB

6 August 2024 – 9.00 p.m.

Performances & Tickets

Yes! That is what Max and Agathe want to tell each other in front of everyone, despite her father dismissing him as a weakling, despite him fearing the strange ritual of the trial shooting. The positive defiance in Carl Maria von Weber’s Der Freischütz inspired Hanna Herfurtner, who is one of the singers of Ännchen on the Seebühne, and her vocal ensemble The Present to create a diverse program. The »I« in Johann Sebastian Bach’s Jesu, meine Freude stubbornly clings to his faith and defies the crashing infernal horrors. Between the lines of this well-known motet composer Reiko Füting adds new verses based on texts by Anja Bachl; texts about being brave enough to keep hope alive. Despite the real terrors of the Thirty Years’ War, the time in which the Freischütz plot is set, Heinrich Albert’s songs honour the wonders of nature. The five singers let positive energy flow through the halls of the Kunsthaus Bregenz with music from different centuries.

Soprano Hanna Herfurtner, Olivia Stahn
Alto Bernadette Beckermann
Tenor Tim Karweick
Bass Felix Schwandtke

DURATION approx. 1 hour (no intermission)