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SIEUWENT – The Paaspop Klassiek Foundation of Zieuwent is organizing a weekend filled with music by the great composer JS Bach on 3 and 4 September. It is a new initiative that the Foundation is adding to the long-term annual agenda. So far it has consisted of two large concerts at Werenfriduskerk in Zieuwent (Matthäus Passion by J.S. Bach and Messiah by Händel) and three small outdoor concerts. With this new initiative, the organizers are giving concert-goers an opportunity to learn about JS Bach’s other musical works.

To promote the Zieuwent-Bach group, Paaspop Klassiek is organizing an entire weekend program on Johann Sebastian Bach’s musical instrument business. A special opportunity for fans of the “other” Bach to learn about Bach’s extensive work.

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Part of Bachweekend is the Kaffeecantate performance. These secular canteens are all about the use of coffee. At that time there was certainly no dispute because the effects were not yet known. The story of Kaffeecantate is about a girl who is addicted to coffee, about women who know what they want, and sexual innuendos are not far away. Liesje is willing to give up everything in the world for coffee to continue drinking coffee. Her father wants to sell her to help her stop drinking coffee. However, Liesje comically makes sure that she manages to drink coffee and communicate with her suitor. Kaffeecantate was written for Kafffeehaus Zimmerman. In Zieuwent it was transferred to Café het Witte Paard.

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During his Bach weekend, Paaspop Klassiek wants to emphasize a different side of Bach’s music, not serious church music, but his musical acts predominate. Not music to glorify God, but instrumental music at court or public concerts.
Denis Wallenduk will open the weekend in Zieuwent with the famous organ Toccata in D Minor. Although the Werenfriduskerk organ is not a Baroque organ, Dennis and the Egger organ will do Bach justice in this impressive feat.
Next, writer/journalist Bert Natter gave a lecture on the bones of Johann Sebastian Bach at Whitehorse. Bach was buried in a mass grave. Are the bones now buried in the Thomas Church tomb really Bach’s bones?
In the afternoon there is a concert by Remy Bodet on violin and Eduardo Valors on ukulele. They play original instruments of violin, accompanied and unaccompanied. Bach had two periods in which he wrote a series of six sonnets and an island and continued to work on them throughout his life. Six is ​​common in Bach, because the number six represents the perfect number. Remy Baude was the musical director of the 18th century orchestra for many years.
On Saturday evening, the baroque ensemble La Sorpresa led by François Fernandez performed. Together with husband Yoon Kim, they play the beautiful double concerto in D minor as well as the Brandenburg Concertos III and V which Bach dedicated to Christian Ludwig Markgraf van Brandenburg in 1721, as well as the air of the third orchestral suite. La Sorpresa Baroque ensemble focuses on performing Baroque works in its most authentic form. The band, made up of world-class musicians, tries to get as close as possible to Bach’s performance practice.
On Sunday mornings at 11:30 a.m., the White Horse’s Kaffee-Kantate performance is shown. It was sung by three soloists: Wendy RuPaul, Matisse van de Ward and Vincent Lesage. They are accompanied by the baroque ensemble La Sorpresa. In a theatrical performance, the hostel “het Witte Paard” was decorated as if it were Kaffeehaus Zimmerman, which Bach liked to visit so much. The serious-looking Bach painter Hausmann had a very Burgundian side that we don’t expect soon, but he gladly surrendered to it.
On Sunday afternoons, there are two solo concerts. Young cellist Ella van Poucke opened her concert with the most played cello: the first cello group at G major. The introduction of this suite is very popular and is also used as a backdrop for films and documentaries. Ella enriches her party with cello wings number two and five. Werenfriduskerk’s acoustics will be good for her.
Finally, pianist Laurens de Man plays Goldberg Variations for piano solo. This work, much loved by pianists, consists of a song (beautiful srapande) and 25, Bach also called changes (variations) to distract the mind.

The organ party can be accessed this weekend for free. For other concerts, you buy tickets, a day ticket, or a weekend ticket. All tickets via the website

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