The reliable "french christmas" that takes place every year was a woman. An atmosphere that matched what was on offer in the max littmann hall. For here eight music groups had put together folk christmas tunes, songs and instrumental pieces, which told of the gentle christmas. However, some places in the audience remained free.
A look back to childhood
Although bad kissingen's second mayor, peter deeg, stated in his funeral that the view of the stage revealed that there were very vital contributors and that this was also "a look into the future", or that the "christmas yodel" was a "christmas yodel", he admitted that "folk music, especially at christmas time, is a look back to childhood" be. This view dominated the performances, which alternated in an entertaining and contemplative two-hour program.
The rhon brass band opened the round with a soft, deep sound reminiscent of horner; they set the mood calmly and festively with "rough winter, meager reward". "Enjoy it, come to rest, you people", was the title of the poem read by gabi kanz, who led the evening. This worked very well in the following. A menuet, as the "hassenbacher stubenmusik" would have it or the "christmas landler" was related to them, the "hassfurt parlor music brought to the program folk, intimate sounds of plucked or beaten instruments such as dulcimer, zither or harp. Very beautiful, lovely contributions that demanded an attentive ear. Was related to them, what the "uchtelhauser holzblaser" with warm sound in hubs, often vocabulary of the classical "serious" ones music using sentences played.
The vocal pieces (partly accompanied) were also performed with much love: the "hambacher volkssanger" delighted with dialect sentences like "when it first light burns" or the "rhonian christmas song, the "grettschter dreigesang" (three-voiced choir), who cultivates a very straight singing style, brought songs like "die stille zeit and the very mountainous seeming, from the simple folk music shaped sentence "als maria ubers gebirge ging" (when maria went over the mountains) a. The "hoibuche muisig" sometimes he used a suitably naive tone, as in "schonne weihnochtszeit": "open your heart, be thankful and peace will come"." then the chorus "il cantare" sat down with syncopated sentences in the style of new sacred songs quite clearly from.