Saturday night we partook in a very traditional German event, the Bach Weihnachtsoratorium. Here’s the wiki entry for Bach’s Oratorio. And here is a little idea of the 2 hours spent at St. Petri Kirche, downtown Hamburg. (this is a Dresden choir)
Dresdner Kreuzchor – Weihnachtsoratorium (Johann Sebastian Bach)
Granted 90% of the time, well at least 75% of the time, I listened intently, feeling my cultural integrity expand by the minute. I even read along with the German passages in the program. Though I will say, there was the tendency to repeat the same 3 sentences over and over to stretch out the show.. go Bach.
The other 10-30% of the time, I thought about blog posts and what I would order at Cafe de Paris. I quickly came to Steak tartare and Frites. Really though I don’t mean to sound like a cultural cow. It was beautiful.
We also spent the evening with 5 other couples. This was our first real couply social event. Yeah us!
Oh lucky you with Germany & Bach too!!
This was pretty incredible and very traditional. My gospel choir did one concert in this church. It was beautiful but didn’t hold a tiny flicker to this evening. I will miss the true traditions that are practiced in Germany. I did make my own advent wreath this year. They aren’t sold on every corner here 😉