From December 2 to 24, there will be a half-hour concert (almost) every day at 12:30 pm in the Solothurn City Church. Solothurn's professional musicians, amateurs, clubs and music students are taking part and are looking forward to getting the audience in the mood for Christmas in 20 varied concerts. Who will perform when remains a surprise, as is usual with an Advent calendar.
The list of performing musicians and formations is varied: cellist Anna Jeger will enchant you with a Bach program, the band Bric a Brac will whisk you away to the Emerald Isle with Irish folk and the "Nightingales" will present an a capella program. There will also be an alphorn trio, a yodeling choir, the well-known vocal trio "simple voicing" and the up-and-coming singer-songwriters Salome Moana and Adina Fries. With the Sek-I-Chor and the Jugendmusik Solothurn, the next generation is also represented. Who will be performing when remains a secret until you enter through the doors of the Stadtkirche.
Everyone is already looking forward to experiencing contemplative moments together with the audience in these hectic times for many people.
The audience's rumbling stomachs will be catered for during the lunch break: from Monday to Thursday there will be a lunch from the soup pot of the Gassenküche. In consideration of the traditional "shooting stars" in the Franciscan church, there is no concert in the town church on Fridays.
The collections from these Advent concerts will be used to support the Perspektive Region Solothurn-Grenchen association. Specifically, the collection will benefit the Gassenküche. Will there be enough money to finance the Gassenküche one day a week for a year?
These are the 20 musical lunchtime surprises in alphabetical order:
Alphorn Group Solothurn | Lunchtime with sounds of nature
Anna Jeger | Violoncello solo
Solothurn brass band | Bohemian for lunch
Bric a Brac | Irish Traditional Music
Christine, Daniel & Benjamin Kradolfer | polyphonic songs from Corsica
Franziska Baschung & Benjamin Guélat | Clarinet and organ duet
Hanna Marti & Fred Schnyder Hiedl | A detour into the Middle Ages
Jodlerchörli Seerose Bellach | Es Lied us dr Heimat
Youth Choir of the Solothurn Music School | Feliz Navidad
Youth Music Solothurn | Cielo, tierra y danza
Les Marmottes | Choral singing a capella
Luumu with Adina Fries | Dream Pop in piano trio
Ohalätz & Lisa Stoll| Multifaceted country music in various instrumentations
Salome Moana & David Cogliatti | Chamber Jazz-Pop
simple voicing | Songs from the current program
SolyChor | Upper school choir sings pop and traditionals
Sylviane Bourban & Nadia Bacchetta | Like a star in a dark night
Take Three | Sally Jo Rüedi (org), Daniel Woodtli (trpt) & Tobias Rüedi (perc)
The Nightingales | Rousing a capella singing with 8 voices
Tie Drei | Fabulous soundscapes between pop and jazz
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