The Swiss conductor Andreas Reize is the latest musician to join the Thomanerchor’s prestigious list of choirmasters. He’s the eighteenth musician to hold this post since Johann Sebastian Bach trained the famous Leipzig boys’ choir between 1723 and 1750. Even in Bach’s day, the Thomaner already had a long and glorious history; the choir was founded in the thirteenth century.
The broadcast times are determined using the time setting of your computer, and refer to the applicable time zone of your region. This is where you change the automatically set time zone. Please note that these are standard UTC time zones, i.e. with no adjustments for summer time.
Between May and July 2021 Namibia suffered a devastating Covid19 wave. In those three months no fewer than eighty-two of Lorenst Kuzatjike’s parishioners in the poorest district of the Namibian capital Windhoek died of Covid-related illnesses. The Lutheran pastor was conducting funerals almost daily. Like most states on the African continent Namibia had hardly any vaccine stocks.