Johannes Kalpers – Holiday Magic

The new album by Johannes Kalpers – holiday magic “Holiday magic” a resonant, atmosphere-rich Word. In the German concert landscape synonymous with a particularly fine and touching kind of musical experience. Johannes Kalpers, established for years in the elite of the German-speaking Tenors, comes every year with the program “Holiday magic” tour of the churches and concert halls of the country. With the baggage he has the most beautiful melodies of the advent and Christmas season. Now there’s this successful program on CD: “Holiday magic” with Johannes Kalpers will be released on October 28, 2011, in the trade. The friends of his voice had to wait on the production of a new album by Johannes Kalpers. In addition to the music, television as we know is his second focus. With the “is” the Westerwald, the SWR gave regularly fantastic ratings.

Due to its success as a moderator came to the musical presence, in recent months but something also because Johannes Kalpers as self-confessed perfectionist no half-heartedly written album wanted to leave. For the “holiday magic” he has re-recorded now the most beautiful Christmas melodies in the world. Tunes such as “Ave Maria” (Franz Schubert), “Maria went through a thorn forest”, “O Jesulein suss” (J. S. Bach) or “still, still, still” by Kalpers’ arranger, old master Erich Becht rearranged.

Also original compositions such as “O Christmas, you peaceful time” or the theme song “Holiday magic” occupy Central positions in the musical Canon and fit seamlessly into the noble and ambitious programme. Johannes Kalpers not only presented its “holiday magic”. Also the Limburger domsingknaben are part of the ensemble. At the age of ten, his extensive vocal and musical education began here for Johannes Kalpers. Today he is the choir cordially connected and has also created the Association “Music for our world” to promote young singing talents in life. “In David jubilo” and “Morning, children, will give it what” the young singers present their tasting solo Skills. In other works, such as the hymn-like “O Holy Night”, the soul-stirring song of the “Christmas rose”, the percussive “little drummer man” or the classic “Silent night”, support Johannes Kalpers. In addition to the choir and Kalpers’ musicians also spokesman Michael Seeboth is, reading the most beautiful winter and Christmas texts between the songs, works by writers such as Rainer Maria Rilke and Josef von Eichendorff, but also the Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke, also the corresponding songs were tailored to their individual stations. Words and music in the interplay, worn by a sonorous voice and an expressive, clear voice with the “holiday magic” Johannes Kalpers and his team a production succeeded, which makes for a really relaxing, celebratory mood will appeal to friends of classical sounds as well as lovers of high-quality entertainment music. Johannes Kalpers makes his fans also with a personal Christmas greeting on the album still an additional joy. Finally to highlight are the epoch-making ballad “He who has hope”, to Dr. Michael Kunze wrote the text, and the nearly five-minute final hymn “by good ones”, for the Johannes Kalpers wrote a new composition for the famous poem by Dietrich Bonhoeffer and with the album “Holiday magic” after about 70 (!) Minutes closes. An album that offers more than a beautiful voice and sensitive music. An album for the real value of Christmas. Source: Sabine Rothmair Ariola Johannes Kalpers’ Christmas album “Holiday magic” will be released on the October 2011. More information at and

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