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Announcement: Piano recital Duo Lau & Harrap

Friday, 17th of May 2019 at 8.00 pm
Stiftskirche St. Martinus, D-50171 Kerpen

Four handed pieces played by the Young Professional Steinway artist
Albert Lau & Stephen Harrap

Ludwig van Beethoven:
6 Variationen über das Lied,
Ich denke dein, wenn mir der Sonne Schimmer vom Meere strahlt, Opus WoO 74

Claude Debussy:
La Petite Suite

Ludwig van Beethoven:
8 Variationen über ein Thema von Graf Waldstein

Maurice Ravel: aus der Suite: Ma Mère l' Oye ( Mother Goose )

Gabriel Fauré:
Dolly Suite Opus 16

Admission: 10,-- Euro
Verein zur Förderung der Kirchenmusik in Kerpen e. V.


Announcement: Choral Evensong

Friday the 1st of March 2019
Essen Cathedral, 7.00 pm

The Bonn English Singers will perform the premiere under its conductor
Stephen Harrap his new Magnificat & Nunc dimittis,
works from Rose, Parry etc.

Organ: Sebastian Küchler-Blessing
Conductor: Stephen Harrap


Announcement: VOICES III – Concert

Wednesday the 21st of November 2018
Essen Cathedral, 7.30 pm

The World Première of Harrap's new Motet,
"The Rose" a poem by William Yeats interspersed with
Gregorian Chant for Sop. MS. A. Ten. Bar. Bass and Gregorian singers.

Performers: Canticorum, the vocal group of the West German Radio Choir
and the Choral Schola of the Essen Cathedral Choristers .

Conductor: Harald Martini


Announcement: Sounds of water

Saturday, 13th of October 2018-08-10
WDR Funkhaus Wallrafplatz 1, 50667 Köln, 8.00 pm
Preconcert talk with the composer: 7.00 pm

Music by Harrap, Hauschka und Rautavaara

Performers: WDR-Rundfunkchor, Ensemble des WDR Sinfonieorchesters

Conductor: Stefan Parkman

Live Visuals: WARPED TYPE

Comissioned premiere of: Six Motets About The Sea by Stephen Harrap

Inspired by Italo Calvino’s book „Six Memos for the Next Millennium“

The movements:

1. Lightness - 2. Quickness - 3. Exactitude – 4. Visibility - 5. Multiplicity - 6. Consistency


Announcement: Choral Evensong in Kerpen

Sunday, 8th. of July 2018 at 4.30 am
Stiftskirche St. Martinus Kerpen (50171) - Germany

The Cologne Cathedral Choir will sing under its conductor

Prof. Eberhard Metternich The Cologne Cathedral Service (Magnificat and Nund dimittis)

by Stephen Harrap and other choral works


Anouncement: Harrap’s Mass for Trebles, Altos and Organ

Whitmonday the 21st of May 2018 at 10.00 am
Cologne Cathedral

The Cologne Cathedral Girls Choir will sing Harrap’s new

Mass for Trebles, Altos and Organ during mass.


Announcement: Kölner Dommusik – Geistliche Musik am Dreikönigsschrein

Friday, 19th of January 2018 at 8.00 pm
Cologne Cathedral

This Little Babe

Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols

Agneta Sköld: Magnificat

Stephen Harrap: Mass (premiere)

Harp: Irene Fenninger
Girls Choir of Cologne Cathedral
Conductor: Oliver Sperling



Announcement: Kerpen Music Festival

Saturday, 3rd - Sunday 11th of March 2018

Concert for Viola da Gamba and Organ
Saturday, 3rd of March 2018, 7.30 pm
Stiftskirche St. Martinus, 50171 Kerpen

European Music for Viola da Gamba and Organ from the 15 th, 16th and 17th century
Viola da Gamba: Antje Plieg-Oemig
Organ: Stephen Harrap
Admission: 10,- Euro, children free entry
Verein zur Förderung der Kirchenmusik in Kerpen e. V.

Organ concert – Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonntag, 04.03.2018, 4.00 pm
Stiftskirche St. Martinus, 50171 Kerpen

Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue in d-minor and other famous
Préludes and Fugues.
Organ: Stephen Harrap
Admission: 10,- Euro, children free entry
Verein zur Förderung der Kirchenmusik in Kerpen e. V.

Chamber Concert
Friday 9th of March 2018, 7.30 pm
Stiftskirche St. Martinus, 50171 Kerpen

W. A. Mozart: Sonata for 2 pianos, Works from L. v. Beethoven,
Arnaud Petit et al.
Four-handed pieces playes by Jovita Zähl and Stephen Harrap
Violoncello: Georg Kugler
Admission: 10,- Euro, children free entry
Verein zur Förderung der Kirchenmusik in Kerpen e. V.

Concert for Brass and Organ
Saturday, 10th of March 2018, 7.30 pm
Stiftskirche St. Martinus, 50171 Kerpen

Works of Richard Strauss and compositions by Stephen Harrap.
performed by
Stiftsbläser with Michael Frangen (1st trumpet)
Organ and direction: Stephen Harrap
Admission: 10,- Euro, children free entry
Verein zur Förderung der Kirchenmusik in Kerpen e. V.

Festive Choral Evensong
Sunday, 11th of March 2018, 4 pm
Stiftskirche St. Martinus, 50171 Kerpen

Magnificat und Nunc dimittis in G by Stephen Harrap

Choir of St. Martin’s Kerpen
Caecilia Choir Mödrath
Canta Coelo Kerpen
Voices, Brüggen
Organ and conductor: Stephen Harrap


Announcement: Processional for large orchestra

Whitsunday, 4th of June 2017 at 9.00 pm
Cologne Cathedral

The Processonal from Stephen Harrap
will be conducted by Dr. Frank Höndgen at the conclusion of the service.
The choir will also perform the St. Cecilia mass of C. Gounod


Announcement: Festal Choral Evensong

Whitsun, 4th of June 2017 at 6.00 pm
Cologne Cathedral

First performance of Harrap’s New Magnificat and Nunc dimittis
Dedicated to Prof. Eberhard Metternich and the Choirs of Cologne Cathedral

Conductor of The Cologne Cathedral Choir: Prof. Eberhard Metternich


Announcement: Kerpener Konzertsoirée - Piano Concerto

Sunday, 7th of Mai 2017 at 4.00 pm
Stiftskirche St. Martinus, D-50171 Kerpen


Announcement: Veni Creator Spiritus, Cologne Première

Thursday, 2nd of February and Friday, 3rd of February 2017 at 7.30 pm
Trinitatiskirche, Filzengraben 7, 50676 Cologne

The Choir of the Cologne Conservertory of Music and Dance will perform the following works:
Cantico delle creature by Petr Eben,
Missa pange lingua by Josquin des Près,
Veni Creator Spiritus (for Clare College Cambridge) by Stephen Harrap,
Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens by Maurice Duruflé,
Laudes creaturarum by Carl Orff

Conductor: Robert Blank

Admission free


Announcement: Weihnachtsoratorium

Sunday, 4th of December 2016 at 4.00 pm
St. Josef, Brüggen (Germany)


Announcement: Concert with Portsmouth Cathedral Choir

Conductor: David Price; organ: Oliver Hancock

Saturday, 22nd of October at 8.00 pm
Stiftskirche St. Martinus, 50171 Kerpen (Germany)

The choir will perform works of William Byrd, Henry Purcell, Stephen Harrap,
Gustav Holst, Arvo Pärt, William Walton und Jonathan Dove.

Admission: 10,- €

More concerts of Portsmouth Cathedral Choir:

Sunday, 16th of October 2016 at 10.30 am: Annual Service for Seafarers in Portsmouth Cathedral
English PREMIERE of
Stephen Harrap’s new motet “Confitemini Domine” based on Psalm 107
for choir and organ

Friday, 21st of October 2016 at 5.00 pm: Choral Evensong in the Kreuzkirche Bonn

Sunday, 23rd of October 2016 at 6.00 pm: Choral Evensong in Cologne Cathedral German PREMIERE
of Stephen Harrap’s new motet “Confitemini Domine” based on Psalm 107 for choir and organ


Announcement: First Broadcasting of Harrap’s „Triosonate for Tuba, Harp, Percussion and Timpani”

Friday, the 6th of May at 8.05 pm on WDR 3 Radio.

A concert of the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne (First performance: 8th of March 2015)


You can hear the concert online for the next 30 days (The Sonate begins at 00:46:27 followed by the "Suite for Brass Quintet from 2010):


Announcement: Choral Evensong Premiere of a new Anthem for choir and organ from Stephen Harrap

Palm Sunday 20 March at 4.00 pm
Coventry Cathedral (Great Britain)

Premiere: „Your Word is a lamp unto my feet“ (Psalm 119)
Coventry Cathedral Choir(s) under the direction of Kerry Beaumont


Announcement: Italian premiere of „A Hymne to God the Father“

Monday, 1st of June, 2015 at 09.00 p.m.
Chiesa Santi Patroni d'Italia, Via Arzaga 23, 20146 Milano/Italia

Italian Premiere of Harrap' s new six-part motet " A hymn to God the Father" (text: to John Donne)
and motets from Palestrina , Schürch, Petrassi, Schütz, etc..
Choir: Zürcher Sing-Akademie,
Conductor: Andreas Felber


Announcement: CantaRode Choral Festival – Kerkrade

Thursday, 14th of May 2015 at 08.00 p.m.
Abdijkerk Rolduc, Kerkrade, NL

Opening concert
2nd performance of Harrap’s von „A Hymne to God the Father“for choir, a six part   
motet, text: John Donne
Choir: Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Cond.: Tim Brown


Announcement: Premiere of „A Hymne to God the Father“ by Stephen Harrap

Wednesday the 13th of May, 2015 on 08.00 p.m
Pieterskerk Utrecht (NL)

Concert: Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Conductor: Tim Brown
First Performance of  Harrap’s „ A Hymne to God the Father“ for choir, a motet in 6 parts,
(Text: John Donne) and works by Antognini, Brown, Schürch, Swayne, Petrassi etc.



Announcement: Chamber Concert

Sunday, 8th of March 2015, 11.00 am
WDR-Funkhaus Klaus-von-Bismarck-Hall, Wallrafplatz Cologne

In the Funkhaus Klaus-von-Bismarck-Hall, Wallrafplatz Cologne
for the WDR-Symphonie Orchestra Chamber Music Series:
Premiere of Harrap’s Triosonate for Tuba, Harp, Timpani and Percussion.
Andreas Mildner – Harp
Hans Nickel – Tuba
Peter Stracke –Timpani and Percussion



Announcement: Choral Evensong

Thursday, 30th of October, 06.15 pm
Clare College Cambridge (GB)

Choral Evensong in Clare College Cambridge
The first performance of Harrap’s new Magnificat and Nunc dimittis
for Graham Ross and the choir of Clare College Cambridge.


Announcement: Festal Choral Evensong

Sunday,1st of June 2014, 5.00 pm
St. Martinus Kerpen, Rhein-Erft (50171)

For the Whitsun Novene
Introit:           GL 351 Komm’ Schöpfer Geist
Responses and Preces - William Byrd
Psalm:            GL 249 Der Geist des Herrn
S. Harrap:       Magnificat for choir & organ (premiere) – Nunc dimittis for choir & organ
R. Farrant:      O Lord for thy tender mercy’s sake
Hymn:            GL 94 Abide with me/Bleib bei uns Herr


Announcement: Premiere for  PROCESSIONAL

Sunday, 29th of September 2013 at 9.00 am
St. Michaels Jesuit church / Munich

After the success of Harrap’s Whitsun motets and Mass for St. Michaels Jesuit church in Munich for this year’s Pentecost, he was commissioned to write the Processional  for large orchestra.
The premiere will be conducted by Dr. Frank Höndgen at the conclusion of the service on Sunday, the 29th of September.
The service, which is for the feast of St. Michael, begins at 9.00 am.
The choir will also perform the St. Cecilia mass of C. Gounod



Announcement: Kerpener Konzertsoirée

Friday, 7th of June 2013 at 8 pm
Stiftskirche St. Martinus, D-50171 Kerpen

The Brass-Quintet „emBRASSment“ from Leipzig plays J. S. Bach, C. Monteverdi, L. Bernstein etc.
They will also perform Harrap’s„Suite for Brass-Quintet“


25th of April, 2013

Announcement: Premiere "Veni creator spiritus" Munich

The "Veni creator spiritus" motets by Stephen Harrap will be premiered under the direction of Dr. Frank Höndgen in Munich at 9.00 a.m. in the Jesuit church St. Michael on Whitmonday (Pfingsmontag) the 20th. of May.
Dr. Höndgen will also conduct Harrap's Michaelsmesse during the service.
Harrap's "Veni Creator Spiritus, O Holy Ghost" motet will be sung by the Choir of Clare College Cambridge during the corporate communion under the direction of Graham Ross on Whitsunday, the 19tj. of May in Clare College at 6.00 p.m.
You are heartily invited to listen to one of these services, as you will not be able to make both!

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