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On  Sunday 7.3.2021 starts at 1:00 PM CST (20:00 Uhr German ime) the third "Winter Is Alive"-exhibition broadcast in Madison, Wisconsin, USA; the oratorio video will be presented in the live stream!
Just click on the image below "A Live-share" in order to get forwarded to the YouTube channel where the event takes place!

click to get forwarded to the live stream!
please click on the image!

On Sunday, 28 Feb 2021 it was already scheduled at 1:00 PM CST. Unfortunately, there were massive technical difficulties and it turned out that Google sabotaged the event by blocking content and actively deleting links in the comments. Apparently this was also the case with the first event, only the cause was not found at that time. We were able to reproduce the deletions in the comments, so there is no longer any doubt about the cause.

Here is the link to the website of "Winter Is Alive", a series of events focusing on art and climate change.

here you can also find current info about the video and the people involved:

Here you can already watch the two videos now:
a short project introduction:

I already embedded the oratorio video further down on this website, but you may also watch it here:



An important note!

It was necessary to postpone the live premiere of our oratorio to June 12th 2021!
The venue remains the same: Himmelfahrtskirche, Kidlerstr. 15, Munich, at 7:00 p.m.

Just a few days ago the filmmakers of Lumious Delusion finished a first version of the video, that will be screened to the live performance in June!

Here you can watch it, together with the demo recording I created with real singers!


Our World is on Fire (Oratorio for our Future) from Rainer Bartesch on Vimeo.

However, the good news is that in the meantime we will realize the oratorio as a virtual concert premiere, with musicians and singers from all over the world!

Anyone and everyone can participate!


Great support from Ghana!

The incredible Bassbaritone singer Michael Mensah from Ghana performs the bass part in the recording, that will be used sing-along-playback for the global virtual performance and the audiotrack of a video!

Michael Mensah, Bass

More GREAT NEWS in 2021:


short demo of timelaps video combined with oratorio music from Rainer Bartesch on Vimeo.

We can now use two great timelaps videos by Martin Heck in our video for the oratorio. Martin is one of the world's finest timelaps creaters. the videos were shot at night in the Atacama desert, in northern Chile.  

And here comes a GREAT NEWS:

Emmanuel Henreid (called "Onry") from Portland, Oregon, USA, will perform the Solo-Tenorpart at the virtual performance of the Oratorio!

More details about him you can find here.

And here comes some GREAT NEWS:

the Boy Soprano part will be performed by a member of the world-renowned Münchner Knabenchor, founded and led by Ralf Ludewig!

Münchner Knabenchor

The Boy Soprano Soloist in the virtual performance and in the live concert premiere in June 2021 will be a soloist of the esteemed Münchner Knabenchor, who's members are performing as solo singers in opera houses and concert halls all over the world!

And here is some more GREAT NEWS:

Our crowdfunding was successful!

A big "thank you!" to all donators, especially to the ELEKTRIZITÄTSWERKE SCHÖNAU!


Now we can have an extraordinary video created to the music, that will be screened during the concert and enhance the overal effect and I can focus on the upcoming virtual concert performance with musicians from all over the world!