Music must talk to the heart, not to the head.
Sir Arthur Sullivan
English composer Arthur Sullivan is best known for his collaboration with William Schwenck Gilbert, the poet with whom he created the famous "Savoy Operas," including "The Mikado," "H.M.S. Pinafore," and "The Pirates of Penzance." Sullivan also composed orchestral works, church music, operas and ballet music. He studied at the Royal College of Music and later received numerous honors and awards, including a knighthood and membership in the Royal Society of Musicians. His influence on music history is still felt today, and his works are performed and appreciated around the world.
The German Sullivan Society's traveling exhibition, which provides a wealth of information about the composer's life and work, will be on display to mark the German premiere of Arthur Sullivan's great oratorio "The Light of the World." This concert will take place on April 30, 2023 in the Christuskirche Karlsruhe.
Guests of the Karlsruhe University of Music will have access to the exhibition during events at the Wolfgang Rihm Forum. On April 18, Meinhard Saremba, Executive Chairman of the German Sullivan Society, will give a short lecture on the life of Arthur Sullivan and an introduction to the exhibition during a small concert with the choir of the Christuskirche conducted by Peter Gortner:
April 18 · 6:00 p.m. · Thomas-Renner-Foyer
An exhibition in the framework of co-operation with Christuskirche Karlsruhe.
Am Schloss Gottesaue 7 · 76131 Karlsruhe
Eintritt frei im Rahmen der öffentlichen Veranstaltungen.