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schedule 2023

New year's concert


Texts by and about Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Music by Heinrich Schütz, Hugo Distler and

Johann Sebastian Bach

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906 - 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian and anti-Nazi dissident who was a key founding member of the Confessing Church. His writings on Christianity's role in the secular world have become widely influential. His 1937 book "The Cost of Discipleship" is described as a modern classic. Apart from his theological writings, Bonhoeffer was known for his staunch resistance to the Nazi dictatorship, including vocal opposition to Hitler. He was arrested in April 1943 by the Gestapo and imprisoned at Tegel prison for one and a half years. Later, he was transferred to Flossenbürg concentration camp.

Bonhoeffer was a burning music lover, he played the piano and loved Bach's music, as well as the early music such Heinrich Schütz's.

Fanie Antonelou, soprano
Mathias Neundorf, violine
Tobias Horn, organ
Rudolf Guckelsberger (SWR), texts and reading
programme concept by KMD Prof. Helmut Wolf


Sunday, 22nd January 2023  - 19:00 

Stadtkirche Besigheim





G. Fr. Handel, Messiah 

HWV 56
20 years solistenensemble stimmkunst

Solistenensemble stimmkunst
Stiftsbarock Stuttgart

Kay Johannsen, conductor​

Friday 3rd February 2023 - 19:00
Stiftskirche Stuttgart

for tickets at the Stiftskirche (Monday to Saturday 10–13 o'cl)
or at the StuttgartKonzert:  

The Messiah 3.2.23 | StuttgartKonzert



J. S. Bach, St John Passion

BWV 245

Evangelist, Moritz Kallenberg
Jesus, Shigeo Ishino
Peter/Pilate, Andreas Wolf
Follower of Jesus / soprano, Fanie Antonelou
Follower of Jesus / alto, Alexandra Urquiola
Follower of Jesus / tenor, Charles Sy
Follower of Jesus / baritone, Johannes Kammler
maid, Jesu's accuser / soprano, Kyriaki Sirlantzi
Jesu's accuser / alto, Linsey Coppens
servant, Jesu's accuser / tenor, Maximilian Vogler
Jesu's accuser / bass, Andrew Bogard
bass, Michael Nagl
Staatsopernchor Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart

Musical direction, Diego Fasolis
direction & stage design, Ulrich Rasche
Costumes, Sara Schwartz & Romy Springsguth
choreography, Toni Jessen
video, Florian Seufert
light, Gerrit Jurda
chorus master, Manuel Pujol
dramaturgy, Franz-Erdmann Meyer-Herder

Premiere on Sunday 2nd April 2023, further shows on

7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 20th, 22nd, 25th, 29th April 2023

Stuttgart Opera House

for more information and tickets:

St John Passion, by Johann Sebastian Bach - 02.04.2023, | Staatsoper Stuttgart (

Nymphs and other myths

- international Handel Festival Göttingen

from a Hellenic Renaissance to Handel's time

Works by Leondaritis, Cavallino, de Laudis, Padovano, and Handel


Ensemble Ex silentio


Fanie Antonelou, soprano

Andreas Linos, fidel and gamba

Vassilis Zigeridis, qanun
Alexis Mastichiadis, harpsichord

Dimitris Kountouras, historic flutes and direction


Saturday 27th May 2023 - 11:00 

Lokhalle Göttingen


Sunday 28th May 2023 - 19:30

Welfenschloss - Rittersaal Hann. Münden 

more information and tickets:

Ex Silentio | Göttingen International Handel Festival

J.S. Bach, Cantata BWV 59

"Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten"

Fanie Antonelou, soprano

Thomas Scharr, bass

Marbacher Kantorei

Ensemble Primavera

Andreas Willberg, conductor


Whit Monday 29th May 2023 - 18:00

Alexander Church, Marbach am Neckar

C. Ph. E. Bach

"Magnificat" and
"Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu"

Fanie Antonelou, soprano

Nicole Pieper, alto

Maximilian Fieth, tenor

Henryk Böhm, bass

Kantorei St. Johannis Hannover

Kleine Kantorei Bremen

Cappella Santa Croce

Jonathan Hiese, conductor


Saturday 24. Juni 2023 - 18:00

Unser Lieben Frauen Bremen


Sunday 25th Juni 2023 - 18:00

Neustädter Hof- and Stadtkirche Hannover




"Wonderful Mediterranean world"

Medieval music with Ex silentio ensemble
- international Festival for music Schwäbisch Gmünd

"Rosa das Rosas - You rose of all roses"

A panorama of the rich Mediterranean musical traditions of the Middle Ages. Troubadour music and poetry, Spanish repertoire as well as songs and hymns from the eastern Mediterranean create a colorful panorama of medieval and traditional sound worlds, timbres and instruments.

Medieval Troubadour Chants, Dances, Hymns and Songs from Catalonia, Cyprus and the Middle East by Jaufre Rudel (12th century), Comtessa de Dia (12th century), from the Libre Vermell (14th century), Codex Torino, from Sephardim and Sufi traditions.


Fanie Antonelou, Theodora Baka, vocals

Elektra Miliadou, fidel and gamba

Vassilis Zigeridis, kanun
Nikos Varelas, percussion

Dimitris Kountouras, flutes and direction


Thurday 20th July 2023 - 20:00

St. John's Church Schwäbisch Gmünd

more information and tickets:

Ex Silentio - Festival Europäische Kirchenmusik 




Carl Orff, Carmina burana


Fanie Antonelou, soprano

Ivan Yonkov, tenor 

Peter Paul, bass

Stuttgarter Oratorienchor

Julia Koch & Giulio Ferré, piano duo 

Percussion-Ensemble Heinrich Herpich

Enrico Trummer, conductor


Sunday 23rd Juli 2023 - 19:00





Concert with Ensemble Ex silentio

international music festival in Kalamata


French airs et brunettes and italian baroque music


Fanie Antonelou, soprano

Fani Vovoni, baroque violine

Elektra Miliadou, gamba

Panos Iliopoulos, harpsichord

Dimitris Kountouras, traverse flute and direction


Saturday 29th July 2023, 20:30  

international festival "Kalamata music days"

more information:

International Kalamata Music Days 

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