Moving Krippenspielers © Gerhard Richter
You have certainly never heard the well-known Christmas carols like this before. At times, a homely three-part harmony resounds, reminiscent of an Allgäu Christmas parlor with a warm wood-burning stove. Then again, two tubas groove with complementary drum beats and rock up to real big city riffs. Boogie, gospel, Bach - pretty much anything goes here. Six outstanding musicians stage a nativity play that has no equal.
Inspired by mischievousness and masterful craftsmanship, the Moving Krippenspielers create a new version of the well-known Christmas story, leaving plenty of room for creativity and interaction on stage. Around thirty instruments, Christmas carols, costumes, singing and a few folk dances - these are the ingredients for this timelessly novel nativity play. Folk meets jazz meets Balkan meets Calipso meets funk meets punk meets reggae meets disco beat meets avant-garde meets three-song meets Nativity play. The result is anything but predictable - neither for the concert audience nor for the performers.
Their album "Moving Krippenspielers-Vol.1" was released in November 2019, and the next album is already in the works.
"Thus, a fast-paced round of grandiosely staged Christmas songs chased quote-rich across jazz history." Sven Thielmann / WAZ Oberhausen
"With short dialogues, costumes and spontaneous actions, Schriefl's arrangements gradually develop into a total work of art that is best experienced live." Harald Holstein / Allgäuer Zeitung
"What eight jazz musicians, who know neither musically nor in terms of content any boundaries, come up with when they pursue the approach "The church must modernize" borders on madness by the score." Bettina Schack / NRZ
Matthias Schriefl (trumpet, flugelhorn, baritone saxophone, alto saxophone, accordion, alphorn, trombone, piccolo trumpet, vocals), Claudia Schwab (violin, flugelhorn, accordion, recorder, vocals), Simon Rummel (viola, keyboard, piano, melodica, euphonium, recorder, vocals), Johannes Bär (tuba, clarinet, trombone, euphonium, trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, alphorn, beatbox, vocals), Philipp Zdebel (drums, vocals), Michael "Schnucki" Theissing-Tegeler (trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, alphorn, trumpet, vocals)
concert hall Start 20:00 Doors 19:00
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