On the trail of Matthias Weckmann
The Weckmann Consort was founded by the musician and organ builder Lea Suter together with Juan Gonzalez Martinez (trombone). The Weckmann Consort’s focus is on the music from the 17th century, played on historic instruments.
Following Matthias Weckmann’s tradition as organist at the St. Jacobi church in Hamburg, the ensemble uses historical church organs of the era as a solo and continuo instrument. The Collegium Musicum that Weckmann founded in 1660 (not coincidentally, the same year he became a citizen of Hamburg) gave him the opportunity to perform what Joh. Mattheson called “the best pieces from Venice, Rome, Vienna, Munich, Dresden &c.” every Thursday.
The Weckmann Consort plays a variety of repertoire with historical organs (and occasionally harpsichords) in churches and church vaults. Their approach to historically informed performance practice is based on historical organs as well as ornamentation and improvisation in the style of the Baroque era.
Heinrich Schütz at the Arp Schnitger Organ in Ganderkesee
Die Programme vom
“Festkonzert zum Heinrich Schütz Jubiläum”
” Cantabo Domino”
“Musica e Vino”
„Nun komm der Heiden Heiland“
Bachkantate BWV 49
„Ich geh´und suche mit Verlangen“
“De profundis clamavi”
„„Lobe den Herren, meine Seele“
„Erhalt uns Herr bei deinem Wort“
„Von Dresden und Hamburg“