Synopsis - The Concert Version

Running Time: 1 Hour (no intermission)

The Concert Version is a “press-and-play” Choral/Band Presentation for 3-30 singers. This production does not need individual solo voices, a band, costumes or props.  Three to thirty singers can perform it along with the recorded music, PowerPoint Slides and/or Animations provided. Print the music, send the songs and lyrics home with your musicians to practice on their own, sing it together as a choir 4-6 times  -  then “on with the show!”  

After you get going, if you wish to to make this more of a theatrical production, consider adding:

  • A small band (Whatever you have handy - like a guitar, bass, piano, drums, accordion, mandolin, etc.)

  • 3D props (We’ve included pdfs of the Wittenberg Door, Luther’s Desk, German Knights on horseback, etc.)

  • Costuming (Simple capes, hats and shawls will do)

  • Individual solo parts

Be as minimalist or as elaborate as time, budget and imagination allows. Please remember that you can do this whole show with two or three people, but if you have 15 to 30 and want to give them "parts" in addition to singing along with all the choruses, then, have at it! Individual parts available might include:

8 MAJOR ROLES

LUTHER
KATHARINA
FREDERICK
STAUPITZ
ABBOT
POPE LEO
ALEANDRO
TETZEL

9 MINOR ROLES (Characters may sing multiple parts)

HANS LUDER (Father)
MARGARETHE (Mother)
CARDINAL CAJETAN
INQUISITOR EK
HUS
FRIEND 1
FRIEND 2
INQUISITOR
CHARLES V (Non-Speaking Part)

8 CHORAL TRIOS (Characters may sing multiple parts)

NUNS 1, 2, 3
MONKS 1, 2, 3
KNIGHTS 1, 2, 3
HAWKERS 1, 2, 3
PROSTITUTES 1, 2, 3
PRIESTS 1, 2, 3
CARDINALS 1, 2, 3
STUDENTS 1, 2, 3

ADDITIONAL CHORAL PARTS (Use as many people as you wish to include.)

CHILDREN
TOWNSPEOPLE
TETZEL'S HENCHMEN
GERMAN PRINCES
GERMAN NOBLEWOMEN
IMPERIAL GUARDS