Christmas + 8: "Feast of the Circumcision"
Choir concert and slide presentation on the circumcision of Jesus in Christian iconography
On New Year's Day – eight days after 24 December – the circumcision of Christ was celebrated for centuries. Only in 1969 as part of the reform of the Roman Catholic Church's liturgical year did a Marian feast day take its place. Theologically, it was interpreted as part of the history of salvation and gave rise in Christian art to masterful depictions of the event. Alongside works where the divine nature of the Jesus child outshines the events are images where circumcision is clearly presented as the first suffering and therefore as part of the Passion.
Dr. Thomas Lentes, Westphalian Wilhelm University Münster, guides us through the imagery of the circumcision of Jesus.
The choir Studiosi Cantandi – with the support of Tonkollektiv HTW and the "Junge Philharmonie Kreuzberg" – presents the cantata "Feast of the Circumcision" by J. S. Bach.
One of the accompanying events for the "Snip it! Stances on Ritual Circumcision" exhibition.
8 January 2015, 7.30 pm