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BACH BRAZIL # 8 - Easter Concert

The Easter Concert of the Bach Brasil series brings a selection of arias, choirs and symphonies from the cantatas and passions related to Easter, with the illustrious participation of counter-director Paulo Mestre and comments by prof. Ronel Alberti da Rosa.

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BACH BRAZIL # 8 - Easter Concert

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Apr 03, 2021, 7:00 PM

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The Bach Brazil's Easter Concert brings a selection of arias, choirs and symphonies from the cantatas and passions related to Easter, with the illustrious participation of counter-director Paulo Mestre. In addition to the vocal works, the orchestra conducted by Fernando Cordella will perform solo pieces for harpsichord and cello.


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This is the eighth concert of the Bach Brasil series, by the Bach Society Brazil.




- Symphony from Cantata “Christ lag in Todesbanden” BWV 4

- Erbarme dich, mein Gott, from Saint Matthew's Passion BWV 244

- Suite Prelude for Cello No.2 in D minor BWV 1008

- Aria of Variations Goldberg BWV 988

- Es ist vollbracht, from St. John's Passion BWV 245

- Wir essen und leben wohl, chorale from the Cantata “Christ lag in Todesbanden” BWV 4

- Aleluia, from Moteto “Lobet den Herrn” BWV 230


Cíntia De Los Santos , soprano

Paulo Mestre , countertenor

Flávio Leite , tenor

Mauro Pontes , bass

Giovani dos Santos , baroque violin

Marcio Cecconello , baroque violin

Leonardo Bock , baroque viola

Diego Biasibetti , baroque cello and viola da gamba

Alexandre Ritter , violone

Fernando Cordella , harpsichord and musical direction




PAULO MESTRE, contractor

Born in Curitiba, Paulo Mestre developed an important career as a soloist, standing out in international performances in several cities in France, Germany, United States, Canada, Israel, Portugal, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Argentina among others.

He has also been acting as a soloist with important orchestras such as OSESP, São Paulo Municipal Theater Orchestra, USP Orchestra, Rio de Janeiro Symphony Orchestra, Petrobrás Orchestra, Paraíba Orchestra, OSPA, among others. It was directed by Marin Alsop, Roberto Minczuk, Silvio Viegas, Julio Moretzsohn, Carlos Prieto, Aylton Escobar, Cristina Banegas, Ricardo Kanji, Homero Magalhães Filho, Manfredo Kraemer, Nicolas Rauss and Nicolau Figueiredo.

He was the protagonist of Gluck's opera "Orfeu" in Mendoza, as Speranza in Monteverdi's "Orfeu" in Rio de Janeiro and in Curitiba as Ptolemy in Haendel's Opera "Júlio César". At the opera Acteon de Charpentier in Curitiba, Dido and Aeneas with Cia Minaz.

He participated in recordings with Camerata Antiqua de Curitiba, with the Calíope group from Rio de Janeiro, with the Juiz de Fora Festival, with Roberto de Regina and recently with the OSESP Choir and Percussion.



Fernando Cordella is considered one of the main harpsichordists of his generation in Latin America. Conductor and artistic director of Sociedade Bach Porto Alegre. In São Paulo, he received the TOYP JCI award as the most expressive figure in Brazil in 2015, in the “Cultural Success” category.

He has acted as a soloist and guest conductor in the main orchestras in Brazil and abroad, in projects with: Luis Otávio Santos, Peter van Heyghen, Nathalie Stutzmann, Olivia Centurioni, Roman Garrioud, Michaela Comberti, Bart Naessens, Rodolfo Richter, among others.

He is coordinator of the Baroque Music Workshop at the São Paulo Municipal School of Music and professor of the Harpsichord Class at the same institution - Fundação Theatro Municipal de São Paulo. Pianist by training, he had his orientation with the Brazilian pianist Dirce Knijnik and later at the Federal University of Rio Grande Sul with Prof. Dr. André Loss. In the harpsichord, Nicolau de Figueiredo was its main master.

Winner of the Açorianos Award 2011 as best interpreter for the album “CRAVOS - from Frescobaldi to Mozart”.



Arthur Hertz Fábio Ramos Fernando de Abreu e Silva Gilberto Schwartsmann Nelson S. Dvoskin Sonia Pacheco Sirotsky



Alexandre Schmidt Nanni Annibal Carneiro Bernardo Frederes Alcalde Clarisse Schneider Fernanda Chiarello Stedile Flávio Shansis João Paulo Bittencourt Cardozo Jonas Badermann de Lemos Katia Mônaco Linjie Zhang Marcelo Goldani Marcelo Gus Maria Alice Buchele Bechtel Maria Teresa de Mello Xavier Mauro Pontes Raul Hartke Ricardo Arnt Ricardo Barberena Ricardo Arnt Ricardo Barberena Ricardo Lima Faria Corrêa Sergio Lewkowicz Terezinha Licks Valeska Fasolo




A concert of the Bach Brasil 2021 series, from the Bach Society Brasil.

Artistic direction and harpsichord: Fernando Cordella

Audiovisual and communication direction: Caio Amon Video team: Mauricio Casiraghi, Pedro Locatelli, Arion Engers and Deise Hauenstein.

Executive direction: Fábio Ramos

Sound engineering: Fabiano Cordella Production manager: Ilton Carangacci

Developer: EROICA_conteúd




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