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Our World Is On Fire

is a 24-minute oratorio for soloists, choir and orchestra with words by St. Francis of Assisi, Danny Antonelli and Rainer Bartesch.

It brings the concern of the Fridays for Future movement to the concert hall and gives it a new, powerful voice.

Originally, the world premiere was scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Himmelfahrtskirche, Kidlerstr. 15 in Munich, with the Maria Ward Choir and singers of the Fridays for Future movement and the Extinction Rebellions, conducted by Thomas Baron, but we had to postpone it to Saturday, 12 June. The venue still remains the same: Himmelfahrtskirche, Kidlerstr. 15, Munich; the concert will start at 07:00 p.m. and will be broadcast live into the cinema. I received a grant from the Federal Musikfond for the broadcast of the concert in cinemas!
This will allow us to reach many more concert-goers!


During the performance of the oratorio, a video will be screened, which adds an additional artistic level and further enhances the overall effect of the performance. This video is currently being produced by Luminousdelusion, a Munich based team of young filmmakers.

In order to run the video screening and the live music in sync we will use Muzéik, a special software by Ionconcertmedia, that allows us to adjust the video speed in real-time to the music. This will be the first concert in Europe, where this software will be used!

Since I share the same motivation as Greta Thunberg and the fridays-for-future movement, I decided to show here a video with Greta Thunberg being interviewed by the German Tagesthemen speaker Caren Miosga from October 16th 2020.

Greta-Interview German TV ARD 2020-10-16 xl from Rainer Bartesch on Vimeo.

My contribution to create awareness for the crisis is this oratorio. 

If you want to support the virtual concert project, you can donate – and regardless of that, tell others and spread the word!

You can transfer money directly to the account here:

Rainer Bartesch
IBAN  DE30  4306 0967 8232 7129 00
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