Hewar & Capella de la Torre
24 juin 2017
20 h 00 min
Morgenland Festival

The tenth anniversary of the Morgenland Festival Osnabrück in 2014 saw a magical meeting in the Kleine Kirche. The baroque ensemble Capella de la Torre compiled, together with the Trio Hewar, a programme entitled The Song of Songs, whereby the ensembles approached the texts from two quite different directions. This year sees a repeat of this meeting.

Here, the Syrian singer Dima Orsho meets the German countertenor Kai Wessel, the clarinettist Kinan Azmeh offers a comparison with the renaissance wind instruments of Katharina Bäuml and the Capella de la Torre. The cosmos of settings of the Song of Songs from medieval Europe meets traditional Syrian music and improvisation. The interaction between the two worlds gives rise to a whole new entity, a setting of the Canticum Canticorum as it has never been heard before.


Dima Orsho – Voice
Kinan Azmeh – Clarinet
Jasser Haj Joussef – Viola, Viola d’amore
Capella de la Torre:

Kai Wessel – Voice
Birgit Bahr – Shawm
Tural Ismayilov – Trombone
Annette Hils – Dulcian
Johannes Vogt – Lute and Theorbe
Martina Fiedler – Organ
Peter A. Bauer – Percussion
Katharina Bäuml – Shawm!