An autumn of enlightenment and confidence. In other words, what is needed at the moment, and uplifting to boot, both spiritually and politically. Did you know that in the 19th century, the great oratorios contributed to the formation of a self-confident citizenry? People met to sing, cry, laugh and dream of a better world. Haydn's "Creation" with its chaos and its paradise acted as an initial spark. By Mozart's "Requiem", a holy seriousness had taken hold of everyone. As always, the whole thing will be conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock, who will bring his Balthasar Neumann Ensemble with him. Hengelbrock will also present Gluck's Iphigenia opera in concert.