Christian pfaff sabs exhausted but happy on the empty church pew. The audience just fell in love with the evangelische stadtkirche in kitzingen. In pfaff's face it was still easy to read: the audience had experienced an extraordinary concert.
Christian pfaff is actually a physiotherapist. But classical music is his passion. He likes to use his beautiful tenor voice in the church choir. The score of the "cacilienmesse" lay before him on sunday evening by charles gounod. "Who was present at the rehearsals", the choir member said proudly afterwards "when you think that there are two choirs, the protestant and the catholic" – pfaff kept faltering with excitement "it was unbelievable how it sounded today!"
And it was indeed! Under the direction of carl-friedrich meyer, the merged choir of the paul-eber-kantorei and the st. St. John's church produced a top performance. Every voice pitch and tone, from the humming to the acute of the sopranos, brimmed with perfection. The harmony of the two choirs was impressive.
A few male voices were missing
Only a few more male voices were needed for perfect balance. About two-thirds of the choir is made up of women. That can throw some parts a little out of balance.
On sunday evening, however, everything worked wonderfully. The "amade" orchestra applauded together with the enthusiastic audience the nearly 80 singers and the three soloists.
The choir was the absolute protagonist of the concert. The only drop of bitterness was the "cacilienmesse", which was sung in a rough manner had deserved a more numerous audience.
At the end of the concert, christian stegmann had led the orchestra through the 5. Franz schubert's symphony performed. In the end, one could also understand the numerous microphones that had recorded the concert, but had somewhat disturbed the visual impression.