Last night we played the second of our four “Barocke Trompetengala” concerts in Germany. The performance took place in the Zionskirche in Bielefeld Bethel, Germany which was very beautifully decorated with tall Christmas trees flanking the altar. Despite the cold and snowy weather the church was packed to capacity with a warm, enthusiastic audience. It was a distinct pleasure to perform for such wonderful people in solch ein wunderschöne Kirche. (Oh no! I’m actually starting to “think” in German sometimes these days. Furchtbar, nicht?)
Once again, I was not able to take any pictures during the concert, for obvious reasons, but I was able to shoot some video with my camcorder. The church was so crowded that the only place I could put the camera was high up in the balcony on the right above the concert staging area. Thank God for my nifty Joby Gorillapod tripod! That thing actually gripped the railing of the balcony so I could position the camera effectively. Amazing!
The except I am posting here is the end of the slow movement of Hertel’s Concerto No. 3 in D Major. It should give you an idea of what it was like at the concert. Tomorrow night we perform our third concert in the Abdinghofkirche in Paderborn.