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DÜSSELDORF TWINNING

The town of Reading is twinned with Düsseldorf, with an association dating back to 1947. Reading Festival Chorus first exchanged a visit with a chorus from Düsseldorf in 1987, and have had several such visits since. In July 2019 Johanneskantorei visited Reading, and in September 2019 we returned to Düsseldorf, to sing the Requiem by Verdi - which happens to be the work we first performed together back in 1987.
The exchange visits provide a chance to sing works for larger forces and a great opportunity for music making across borders. Many of those travelling stay with hosts which helps build continuing friendships.

Joint concerts

21 September 2019 Verdi Requiem in Johanneskirke, Düsseldorf with Johanneskantorei, Düsseldorf
22 June 2019 Verdi Requiem in Reading University Great Hall with Johanneskantorei, Düsseldorf
31 December 2015 Handel Messiah in Johanneskirke, Düsseldorf with Johanneskantorei, Düsseldorf
17 October 2015 Handel Messiah in Reading University Great Hall with Johanneskantorei, Düsseldorf
17 September 2011 Bruckner Te Deum in C major in Johanneskirke, Düsseldorf with Johanneskantorei, Düsseldorf
4 June 2011 Verdi Quattro Pezzi Sacri, Bruckner Te Deum in C major in The Concert Hall, Reading with Johanneskantorei, Düsseldorf
29 October 2006 Beethoven Missa Solemnis in Johanneskirke, Düsseldorf with Johanneskantorei, Düsseldorf
1 April 2006 Beethoven Missa Solemnis in Reading University Great Hall with Johanneskantorei, Düsseldorf
2 July 1995 Britten War Requiem op 66 in the Tonhalle, Düsseldorf with Kreuzkantorei, Kantorei der Friedenskirche, and Chor des Gorres-Gymnasiums
6 May 1995 Britten War Requiem op 66 in The Hexagon, Reading with Reading Bach Choir, Kreutzkantorie Düsseldorf, Kantorei der Friedenskirche Düsseldorf, Southend Boys' Choir, and Reading Bach Choir
24 March 1991 Elgar The Dream of Gerontius in The Hexagon, Reading with Kreutzkantorei Düsseldorf (joint concert with Wokingham Choral Society)
29 October 1988 Dvorak Stabat Mater in The Kreuzkirche, Düsseldorf with Kreuzkantorei, Düsseldorf
7 June 1987 Verdi Requiem in The Hexagon, Reading with Kreuzkantorei, Düsseldorf (and others)

 

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