LIGHT: Bach Dances at the Philharmonie de Paris from January 6 to 8, 2023

With his new large-scale piece, inspired by the cantatas of Bachthe Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter gives shape to a scenic celebration of life by masterfully combining dance, theater and music. Having first worked as an interpreter, in particular within the prestigious Batsheva Dance Companythe Israeli dancer and choreographer Hofesh Shechter – based in London – … Read more

Anne Lefèvre : “Quand j’ai le cœur lourd, j’aime écouter du Bach”

Épouse, mère, chanteuse… Anne Lefèvre, qui s’est fait connaître en 2020 en remportant avec sa famille la victoire de “La France a un Incroyable Talent”, se confie à Aleteia. Dans une interview fleuve, elle raconte sans détour sa vie de mère de famille nombreuse, sa vie spirituelle, sa vie de femme, et sa passion pour … Read more

South Africa: Abel Selaocoe, the cellist who shows us the link between Bach and traditional African songs!

Abel Selaocoe, cellist A cellist in dreadlocks: this is not trivial! The first album by Abel Selaocoe, a South African cellist whom we are discovering, is wonderful, a mixture of European classical music – baroque more precisely – and traditional South African music, our musician passing most easily in the world from one universe to … Read more

At Musica Civica the tribute to Bach and Pasolini: Iaia Forte and Valentino Corvino protagonists at the ‘Giordano’

The XIII edition of Civic Music continues on 9 October at 7 pm at the Teatro U. Giordano in Foggia with “Tra la carne e il cielo” the show-tribute simultaneously to PP Pasolini and JS Bach conceived by the violinist and conductor Valentino Corvino, who is also its interpreter in his double … Read more

Thomas Bach (IOC): “Sport is not a religion”

Some see sport as a religion. Others adore this or that athlete. This is not the case with Thomas Bach. The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) declared on September 30 that “sport is not a religion because sport does not give an answer to our existence but only faith and divine transcendence answer it”.

If he recognizes that sport is a vector of peace, Thomas Bach nevertheless believes that it is dependent on political decisions. “Sport alone cannot create peace alone,” he says again. The leader of the Olympic movement made these remarks on the sidelines of the international summit of sport for all (Sport for all *) in the Vatican, on September 29 and 30. The International Paralympic Committee was also represented by its president, the Brazilian Andrew Parsons.

spirituality in sport

International sports chaplain, the French evangelical pastor Joël Thibault also took part in these two days. According to him, it was this speech by Thomas Bach that was the highlight. “It’s a great opportunity to be with the presidents of sports federations who reflect on the values ​​of sport,” he confides to us.

The co-president of Holistic Sports continues: “It is very interesting to see that the question of spirituality arises in the biggest bodies of sport. Questions of human dignity, solidarity and peace were at the heart of the event.” Joël Thibault was accompanied by Aurélien Collin, professional footballer, young retiree in retraining, and Christopher Hugues, reverend Anglican pastor and co-president of Holistic Sports.

Pope hosts sports summit

In total, more than 250 people from the world of sport (athletes, coaches, managers, sports federations, non-profit associations, etc.) took part in this meeting. Six years after the last one, the theme of the international summit was: “Sport for all: coherent, accessible and adapted to each person”. “It is also an opportunity to advance issues on chaplaincy issues in major sporting events. I was able to ask questions and challenge the leaders of international federations”, rejoices Joël Thibault.

Host of the summit, Pope Francis greeted each delegation. The French pastor was able to give him a copy of the book more than winners. It brings together testimonies of “athletes who love Jesus and who have been transformed by the extraordinary grace of God”. “I told him that I hoped it would be an encouragement for him by reading it. And he answered me in French: “Thank you very much”, while starting to leaf through it, with a big smile”, says the French chaplain.

Joël Thibault exchanges a few moments with the pope about the book More than conquerors (Photo: Vatican media)

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Music in the Dordogne: Bach interpreted by the pianist Cyril Marie under the large shelter of Gorge d’Enfer

From the age of 6, very naturally, the little boy puts his hands on the piano of the house and it is this instrument that he chooses… From the age of 6, very naturally, the little boy puts his hands on the piano of the house and it is this instrument that he chooses as … Read more

RAVENNA FESTIVAL 2022 / From Pier Paolo Pasolini to Bach

In three decades, Ravenna has become the Italian Salzburg: two festivals (one in summer – this year started on June 1st and extends until July 21st) and one in autumn (October 31st – November 4th), great performers from all over the world , interdisciplinary (the autumn festival is dedicated to opera). FEDEZ AND THE FEAR … Read more

Marc Minkowski: “Bach makes the Bible resonant, vibrant”

You have just finished performing a Mozart trilogy at the Opéra national de Bordeaux. An apotheosis after almost six years at the head of the institution? It is a beautiful gift that we offer to the public with the three operas which are among the greatest in the repertoire: The Marriage of Figaro, Don Juan … Read more