Daniël Lohues and Holland Baroque

18 October 2019 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Der Aa-kerk
Akerkhof 2
9711 JB Groningen
Daniël Lohues

In search of Bach
Daniël Lohues and Holland Baroque

All-round artistic talent Daniël Lohues and Baroque ensemble Holland Baroque will go in search of Bach in the Der Aa-Kerk. Tineke Steenbrink will play the Schnitger organ.

Perhaps an unexpected combination, Daniël Lohues and organ music, but for Lohues himself it goes without saying. The well-known composer / producer / singer / multi-instrumentalist / and much more, is a big fan of organ music, in particular that by J.S. Bach, whose work is the thread running through his musical life.

In this programme Lohues will go back in time with the Baroque ensemble Holland Baroque, to Bach’s youth. Letting his thoughts roam to the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, he will be inspired by the stories about the old master himself and his legacy. The result is an evening of lively Baroque and poetic songs by Daniël Lohues, beautifully framed by Holland Baroque.

The Der Aa-Kerk organ
As a result of lightning, the Hagerbeerorgel (1662) burned down in 1671, and the organ built by Arp Schnitger in 1697 was destroyed when the tower collapsed in 1710. From 1710 until 1815 the church remained organ-less. In 1815, J.W. Timpe moved the organ which Arp Schnitger had built in 1702 for the Academiekerk (also known as the Broerkerk) to the Der Aa-kerk. The most recent restoration took place in 2011, carried out by Orgelmakerij Reil in Heerde. The instrument has three manuals and pedal board, with in total 40 voices divided over hoofdwerk 13, rugwerk 10, bovenwerk 8 and pedal 9 voices. The organ case was made by Allert Meijer and the wood carvings carried out by Jan de Rijk.