Concert with Yoora Lee-Hoff and Christian Scheel

13. Mar. 2024

Friedensau Adventist University invites you to a concert in a class of its own on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 7.30 pm, in the Friedensau Chapel, An der Ihle 5, 39291 Möckern-Friedensau. The evening will feature violinist and concert singer Yoora Lee-Hoff (Seoul/Dresden) and church musician Christian Scheel (Nienburg), who will play the Friedensau Schuke organ. The evening's program ranges from Buxtehude, Bach and Mendelssohn Bartholdy to the world premiere of a composition by organist Christian Scheel. This is a public concert; admission is free.

The Friedensau Schuke organ was consecrated in 1974. Once again it has the opportunity to shine. Buxtehude and Bach are two of the composers whose music is associated with the organ. At this concert, they will be complemented by the singing and violin playing of Yoora Lee-Hoff.
Yoora Lee-Hoff was born in Seoul (South Korea) and lives in Dresden. She studied violin in Seoul, Berlin and Leipzig. Her singing talent was discovered rather "incidentally". She completed her vocal studies in Leipzig in 2006 with "distinction" in the concert exam. She has sung at opera houses in Leipzig, Schwerin, Chemnitz, Dessau, the Landesbühnen Sachsen Radebeul-Dresden and the Staatsoperette Dresden. She has repeatedly performed at the international music festival "Musica Mallorca" in Palma de Mallorca and other music festivals. During the "Vienna Johann Strauss Concert Gala" tours, she sang in the Tonhalle Zurich, the Residenz Munich and the Berlin Philharmonie. Concert tours have taken her to America, Canada, China, Japan and Korea. Her repertoire ranges from opera, operetta, art song and church music to contemporary music.

Organist and composer Christian Scheel completed his church music C training at Friedensau Theological College and then studied church music in Halle/Saale and orchestral conducting in Dresden. From 2008 to 2010, he was second cantor at the Stadtkirche Pforzheim and assistant to Landeskantor KMD Kord Michaelis. Since 2010 he has been cantor at St. Martin's in Nienburg/Weser. Highlights are always performances of choral symphonic works, in which Christian Scheel impresses with his mastery of large ensembles and complex scores. Christian Scheel is also an ambitious organist with a large repertoire and a spontaneous and versatile improviser. He has performed the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach in cycles, Messiaen's La Nativité and numerous major works by Max Reger. Christian Scheel's most important compositions are a concerto for organ and chamber orchestra and the setting of Francis of Assisi's Canticle of the Sun, which has already been performed several times, as well as #atnox - Fascination of Space.
Let us take you on a concert experience that will resonate with you for a long time to come.

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