Maestro Jordi Savall, the Styriarte Festival Orchestra, the Arnold Schoenberg Choir (choral director Erwin Ortner) and outstanding soloists will perform milestones of sacred baroque music in the magnificent parish church of Stainz. On the program this time are Marc-Antoine Charpentier's "Te Deum" and Johann Sebastian Bach's "Magnificat." The "Te Deum" by the French Baroque composer Charpentier could have been composed either on the occasion of the Battle of Steenkerke on August 3, 1692, or on the occasion of the Treaty of Turin (1696). Nowadays, this work enjoys great popularity mainly because the first bars of its prelude have been used as the "Eurovision anthem" since 1954. The Magnificat by the Leipzig Thomaskantor Bach was probably composed in 1733. In 12 elaborately crafted sections, the choir and soloists recall the encounter between Mary and Elizabeth and the joy at the announcement of the birth of Jesus.