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Why is it that most bands portray the middle ages as a dark and depressive time? Surely, amid the hardships of daily life (some of which we still face today) there must have been joy and peasure as well! The Capella Antiqua Bambergensis surely seems to think so  and they have focussed on the happier and brigher side of their ancestors for years now. With group member Thomas Spindler head of C.A.B. records, the Capella has always been able to document its playing on record, but the stage is where the band really feels at home - and that's where you should definitely see them, when they visit Castle Wernsdorf next month.

Actually, Castle Wernsdorf is a sort of second home to the Capella Bambergensis, being located just a few kilometres off their headquarters Bamberg. The beautiful building has been re-built almost from scratch, involving a budget of about 1,5 Mio Euros and 30.000 hours of labour by the group itself. Now the work is done, the location is a stage for concerts, work shops and talks. And for happenings like these: On the 6th and 13th of August (at 18h) and the 7th, 14th and 21st of August (at 16h), the ensemble will present medieval music originating from the South of Europe. Apart from the music, ancient tales will be told and stories be read, so the event may well be called a "musical and literary journey". More information can be found on the Capella's homepage, where you can also take a virtual journey through a part of the castle. Which should put a smile on everybody's face.

Homepage: Capella Antiqua Bambergensis

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