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Anton Bruckner in Wilhering

Several summer vacations with organ playing at the monastery. Developing a fascination for an Indian monkey in the Palm House of the Paradise Garden.

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Events in Wilhering

This is a place where everything takes infinitely long, it is infinitely quiet, a place where mystery is strong. In this enchanted glade, the ten symphonies of Anton Bruckner resonate 666 times longer. A pause of one sole minute in Bruckner's music becomes a silence of eleven hours and six minutes. The rustling of the leaves, birdsong, the creaking of trees and the horns of distant ships are the real sound of Bruckner, namely the sound for him. An all-pervading mystery from 13 February till 10 November 2024. 

Accessibility:
Not barrier-free!
Not suitable for buggies!

A project of the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024

Peter Androsch

Kürnberger forest, coordinates: 862J+P49; starting point: Hainzenbachstraße parking lot, Leonding

P. Viktorin Berger OSB (1855-1914): Missa in honorem Sanctissimae Trinitatis for 2 voices and the organ
The Admont Benedictine Father, Viktorin Berger, had studied music at the conservatory in Vienna. He was also personally acquainted with Anton Bruckner and witnessed him play the organ on the occasion of a visit to Admont Abbey.

Wilhering Abbey

Ikarus Kaiser | Abbey Organist

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Choral concert with works by Austrian composers ranging from Mozart, Schubert, Bruckner to Heinz Kratochwill, STS, Udo Jürgens and many others. The Singkreis Schönering singing goup will be directed by Bernhard Bruckboeg.

Larissa Bruckboeg - soprano, Regina Ogawa - soprano, Bernhard Bruckboeg - tenor, Wilhelm Soukup - tenor, Sebastian Ajdovec - bass

Singing group of Schönering

Bernhard Bruckboeg | tenor, choir master

Larissa Bruckboeg | Soprano

Regina Ogawa | Soprano

Wilhelm Soukup | Tenor

Sebastian Ajdovec | Bass

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The young musicians of Wilhering (musiklaische Jugemd) would like to congratulate Anton Bruckner on his 200th birthday with this concert. Thios is a place where the great master liked to spend time and also cultivated good contacts and friendships.
The performers would like to recreate a Sunday morning in Wilhering just as Anton Bruckner would have experienced it.
Starting with the musical arrangement of the Holy Mass at 10.00 am (ensembles of the regional muisc school of Wilhering) and the subsequent concert of the two youth orchestras of Dörnbach and Schönering in the barn of the abbey at 11.00 am.

Free admission (voluntary donations)!

JO Dörnbach:
For one year now, our youth orchestra has consisted of a merger of the Dörnbach and Pasching music associations and the Kirchberg-Thening traditional band. It comprises 15 young and motivated musicians. Every week, we rehearse pieces of music together and perform them at various concerts. A highlight of our musical year is the young musicians' weekend in St. Oswald near Freistadt. We start our rehearsals there right after the summer vacation.

JOSCHIS:
We call the youth orchestra of the Schönering Music Association the Joschis. Our musical director Franz Azesberger prepares several performances throughout the year with the support of Barbara Diesenberger. Our annual highlight is the "Freude mit Musik" concert in the Schönering parish hall, but our musical duties also include church concerts, such as the recent one in the collegiate church, and performances at festive occasions.

Regional Music School of Wilhering:
The regional music school of Wilhering was established in 1989 as a branch of the regional music school of Ottensheim in the primary school of Schönering and was affiliated to the regional music school of Leonding in 2001.
In 2006, the school moved to its current location, the historic "Hofrichterhaus", a listed baroque building.
The programme offered covers early musical education, a school of singing and dance, through to instrumental and ensemble lessons. Around 200 pupils are currently taught by 16 teachers.

Regional  music school of Wilhering, regional music school of Dörnbach, regional music school of Schönering

Dörnbach Youth Orchestra | Conductor: Sebastian Eder

JOSCHIS (Schönerung Youth Orchestra) | Conductor: Franz Azesberger

Ensembles of the regional music school of Wilhering

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Organists as guests at the organs of Wilhering Abbey Church, which Anton Bruckner liked to play during his visits to Wilhering Abbey.

Wilhering Abbey

Sebastian Trinkl (Graz) | Organist

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In this the 30th year of theaterSPECTACEL Wilhering, which also coincides with the first Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024, once again the programme boasts a world premiere. The commissioned work was initiated by the artistic director of the Bruckner Year, Norbert Trawöger, and the  composer, Rudolf Jungwirth. Karin Peschka, author and winner of the Upper Austrian Provincial Culture Prize for Literature, is writing the play, while the director of  theaterSPECTACEL, Joachim Rathke, will be directing the production.

About the play
Anton Bruckner, a composer known for his scurrility, spent several summer retreats at Wilhering Abbey where he encountered a monkey that was "imprisoned" in the Palm House. The monkey's name has not been passed on but the animal itsefl does actually make an appearance in one of Bruckner's symphonies. I wonder what the two had to say to each other...?

The auuthor, Karin Peschka, the composer, Rudolf Jungwirth, and the director, Joachim Rathke, have taken this curious episode as an opportunity to delve into the rich inner world of this borderline ingenious composer who was bursting with contradictions. Just like in the journey through time "MONKS" (2022), the audience will be part of a journey that will take them from the barn to the Palm House and into the church. "If you think you would enjoy an unusual, cheekily narrated journey through the wonderfully crazy dreams of Bruckner, you've come to the right place," the director, Joachim Rathke, comments.

With: Julia Frisch, Thomas Kasten, Henry Mason, Daniel Morales Perez, Simone Neumayr, Felix Rank, Matthäus Schmidlechner, Dörnbacher Chorgemeinschaft and many others.

Period of event:
09.07. - 02.08.2024, at 8:00 p.m. respectively

Public dress rehearsal on 09.07.2024, 20:00 
Premiere (world premiere) on 10.07.2024, 20.00 

Information about the hike:
Total distance: approx. 1 km / Duration of the performance with break approx. 2:40
The play is performed in the barn, in the church and in the Palm House.

The venues and routes are barrier-free. A free shuttle service will be provided to the venues for people who are not able to walk. Please let us know when you order your tickets!

TheaterSpectacel Wilhering

Karin Peschka | Author

Rudolf Jungwirth | Composer

Joachim Rathke | Director

Norbert Trawöger | Idea

Doris Happl | Dramaturgy

Kurt Pint | Equipment

Ilja van den Bosch | Choreography

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Organists as guests at the organs of Wilhering Abbey Church, which Anton Bruckner liked to play during his visits to Wilhering Abbey.

Wilhering Abbey

Günther Firlinger (Salzburg) | Organist

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Organists as guests at the organs of Wilhering Abbey Church, which Anton Bruckner liked to play during his visits to Wilhering Abbey.

Wilhering Abbey

JJiří Stodůlka (Olomouc) | Organist

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Organists as guests at the organs of Wilhering Abbey Church, which Anton Bruckner liked to play during his visits to Wilhering Abbey.

Wilhering Abbey

Philipp Pelster (Salzburg) | Organist

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Organists as guests at the organs of Wilhering Abbey Church, which Anton Bruckner liked to play during his visits to Wilhering Abbey.

Wilhering Abbey

Mona Rozdestvenskyte (Linz) | Organist

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Organists as guests at the organs of Wilhering Abbey Church, which Anton Bruckner liked to play during his visits to Wilhering Abbey.

Wilhering Abbey

Felix Deinhofer (Herzogenburg) | Organist

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"Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612): Missa secunda
Friedrich Arnleitner (1845-1903): Ave Maria
Friedrich Arnleitner was a friend of Bruckner in Linz."

Wilhering Abbey

Till Alexander Körber | Stiftskapellmeister (conductor at the Abbey)

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Organists as guests at the organs of Wilhering Abbey Church, which Anton Bruckner liked to play during his visits to Wilhering Abbey.

Wilhering Abbey

Heinrich Wimmer (Burghausen) | Organist

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Organists as guests at the organs of Wilhering Abbey Church, which Anton Bruckner liked to play during his visits to Wilhering Abbey.

Wilhering Abbey

Erik Strohmeier (Detmold) | Organist

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Mathilde Kralik (1857-1944), a pupil of Anton Bruckner: German Mass
by Anton Bruckner (1824-1896): Iam lucis orto sidere "Guardian Angel Hymn", WAB 18, dedicated to the Abbot, Alois Dorfer OCist of Wilhering Abbey

Wilhering Abbey

Till Alexander Körber | Stiftskapellmeister (conductor at the Abbey)

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Organ tour in Salzkammergut, conducted by Ikarus Kaiser, organist of Wilhering Abbey.
8:00 am departure from Wilhering/abbey parking lot, 08:20 am boarding in Linz/Wissensturm, 10:15 am visit to the Kaiser jubilee organ in Bad Ischl, 14:45 pm visit to the organ in the Protestant parish church of Gosau, 16:15 pm visit to the organ in St. Agatha, 18:45 pm disembarkation in Linz/Wissensturm, 19:00 pm return to Wilhering
Information and registration: musikarchiv@stiftwilhering.at, +43 (0) 7226231151

Wilhering Abbey

Ikarus Kaiser | Excursion leader

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Anton Bruckner: 7th Symphony, organ transcription

Wilhering Abbey

Christian von Blohn | Organ

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Organ course with the internationally renowned organist Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin from Paris. Today, she is considered one of the world's most distinguished organ improvisers. Anton Bruckner improvised on both organs at Wilhering Abbey Church.

Registration required for active participants at musikarchiv@stiftwilhering.at

Wilhering Abbey

Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin | Organist

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Organ improvisation concert with Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin.
"Homage to Anton Bruckner"
The titular organist of St. Sulpice (Paris) Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin is considered one of the world's most distinguished organ improvisers today. Anton Bruckner improvised on both organs of the collegiate church in Wilhering.

Wilhering Abbey

Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin | Organist

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More details to follow!

Wilhering Abbey

Ikarus Kaiser | Organ

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Tour of Wilhering Abbey, the organs, the music archive in Wilhering Abbey, Ottensheim parish church and the surrounding area of Wilhering and Ottensheim. Leader: Dr. Ikarus Kaiser, organist of Wilhering Abbey and musicologist

Registration required at musikarchiv@stiftwilhering.at

Wilhering Abbey

Ikarus Kaiser | Abbey Organist

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Organ concert with Marco den Toom (Katwijk aan Zee, Netherlands)
During his visits to Wilhering Abbey, Anton Bruckner liked to play both organs in the abbey church.

Wilhering Abbey

Marco den Toom | Organist

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Franz Neuhofer (1870-1949): Missa "Asperges me", op. 70 (1912), dedicated to the Linz diocesan bishop Rudolph Hittmair.
The composer, who was born in Freistadt, Upper Austria, had met Anton Bruckner personally and was one of his later successors as organist of Linz Cathedral.

Wilhering Abbey

Till Alexander Körber | Stiftskapellmeister (conductor at the Abbey)

Ikarus Kaiser | Abbey Organist

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