An unusual musical trio

An unusual musical trio

The audience did not spare applause at the opening concert of the music summer obermain. 20 people had come to the evangelische johanneskirche in michelau for the event. Regardless of this, the trio saphiro's enthusiasm for the game was particularly inspiring.
It was easy to see how anna gann (soprano), christine leipold (oboe) and bettina linck (harp) could enjoy the music themselves during their performance. "Of tender love and anxious longing" the carefully put together and well-rounded program.
The trio performs in the rare formation of oboe, harp and soprano. Since there is little original literature for this instrumental combination, the repertoire also includes works that were originally written for other instrumental combinations. With their own version of "where'er you walk" from georg friedrich handels oratorio semele the trio opened the almost two hour concert about love, longing, music and consolation. The mozart aria "ruhe sanft, mein holdes leben" proved to be a gem, which was specially adapted for the trio saphiro in 2009. The composition "pres d'un berceau" proved to be a lullaby french harpist and composer henriette renie. Among the few original works for soprano, oboe and harp was the piece "tears, idle tears" by the american contemporary composer david morton.
With their well-balanced program, the three musicians achieved a balance between the instruments and the vocal part. Anna gann has a warm, luminous soprano, which was well presented in the johanneskirche. Sometimes she closed her eyes, as if to listen to her own voice or the playing of her two instrumentalists.
As an encore there was a song of an italian composer. The song is about a shepherd boy to whom his beloved makes it clear that if he thought she would love him alone, he had switched. A cheerful conclusion to a concert that certainly deserved more visitors. Those who heard it were visibly enthusiastic about it. 

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U.s. Republicans begin key primary in illinois

u.s. republicans begin key primary in illinois

Experts see the vote in the populous state of illinois as a chance for ex-governor mitt romney to finally distance himself from his strongest rival, archconservative rick santorum.

Polls predict multimillionaire romney with 39 percent of the vote and santorum with only 31 percent. Ex-parliamentary president newt gingrich and radical liberal congressman ron paul instead have to settle for far behind places. However: so far all applicants emphasize, they did not want to throw in the towel in any case.

Illinois vote to select 69 delegates for summer nominating convention. According to calculations by the CNN television channel, the pro-business romney has so far won a total of 518 delegates, while the strongly religious santorum has won 239. To be nominated as president barack obama’s opponent at the republican convention in august, a candidate needs at least 1144 delegate votes.

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A celebration for three events

A celebration for three events

The st. Was filled to capacity with festive decorations. St. Boniface church in weibenohe. There the weibenoh fire department celebrated its 140th anniversary. Birthday, which was celebrated with a procession into the church and from there into the marquee. The fire departments of weibno and the neighboring fire departments of sollberg and lilling and the fire department of the municipality of dohma, to which the municipality of cotta has belonged since the territorial reform in saxon switzerland, were also present.
With cotta, the municipality of weibenohe has had a partnership since 1990, which started from the district twin town with pirna after the fall of the wall. Of all the municipal partnerships, weibenohe is the only municipality that has still maintained this partnership. Above all, the fire departments of the communities of cotta, weibenohe and now also dohma have lived this friendship and also formed private friendships.
After the territorial reform in the partner municipality, the local mayor suggested extending the partnership to the entire municipality of dohma. The weibenohe municipal council agreed to the proposal, and on the occasion of the fire department’s anniversary celebration, the already designed certificates were to be signed. Mayor matthias heinemann of dohma and host mayor rudolf braun met in the expanded and redesigned rooms of the fire department.
Where mayor rudolf braun’s office used to be, there are now tables and benches in the firefighters’ new training room. "They did everything on their own", said rudolf braun, not without pride, about the creative and successful renovation of the old town hall, where lamps dangle from the ceiling in the form of a hydrant or in the shape of a hose connection.
The former meeting room for the municipal councils has now become an extended dressing room for the active military personnel, also a new kitchen was made, by the weibnoher carpenter matthias spiel. In a cupboard in front of the cake entrance, the wooden figure of saint florian, the patron saint of the fire department, is solemnly illuminated. Karl sassik, who has since passed away, carved this figure in 1979, as can be read from the engraved date.
The firefighters spent several saturdays to give the rooms a new face. "The municipality only supported with material", said rudolf braun. In total, this amounted to about 60,000 euros. The new rooms are now used by the fire department for training, but also to talk about the experience after the missions and also to have a little social time.
All these people here blessed pastor andreas hornung with the dedication of the new rooms. In the meantime, the many guests in the tent in front of the firehouse ordered sausage and bratwurst to celebrate the birthday and the other two events with music in the best french tradition.

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