Deutsche Chormeisterschaft 2021
The Deutsche Chormeisterschaft – Offene Bühne was meant to celebrate the return of German choirs to live stages after a long period of silence due to the pandemic: 21 choirs from all over Germany had registered for this event and were looking forward to finally performing again in the churches of the city of Koblenz.
Due to the current situation, following the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute, INTERKULTUR and the city of Koblenz, in agreement with the affected choirs, have decided not to hold the planned choir concerts on November 27 in Koblenz, in order not to risk the health of all participants.
Nevertheless, the coming weekend in Koblenz will not simply pass in silence!
On Friday, November 26 at 20:00 h., the renowned vocal ensemble amarcord from Leipzig will perform a streaming concert from the Basilica of St. Kastor – as a prelude concert to the first Deutsche Chormeisterschaft now taking place in Koblenz in October 2022!
The concert will be streamed live via this link and is also broadcast on the Offener Kanal Koblenz.
I would like to thank the numerous choirs from all over Germany who had registered for the Deutsche Chormeisterschaft – Offene Bühne this year and were looking forward to a musical Advent weekend of mutual singing in Koblenz together with us. Despite the current painful circumstances, however, we want to take a positive look into the future and make sure that this year will be a prelude to the first Deutsche Chormeisterschaft to take place in October 2022 in Koblenz under regular conditions!
Friday, November 11, 2021 | 20:00 (MEZ)
Basilika St. Kastor
- Orlando di Lasso (um 1532–1594)
Deus canticum novum cantabo
Magnum opus musicum, München 1604
- Address by the Head of Culture of the City of Koblenz
Dr. Margit Theis-Scholz
- Josquin des Préz (um 1450–1521)
Delevi ut nubem
Contrafactum zu „Faulte d’argent“, Ms. Thomaskirche 49/50, Leipzig um 1550
- Salve Regina
- Josquin des Préz
Illibata Dei Virgo nutrix
- Address by INTERKULTUR President
- Richard Strauss (1864–1949)
aus Drei Männerchöre (1935)
- Max Bruch (1838–1920)
Morgenständchen op. 48/1
- Max Reger (1873–1916)
Das Lieben bringt groß’ Freud’
aus Neun ausgewählte Volkslieder (1899)
- Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839–1901)
Drei Wettgesänge, op. 144 Nr. 3
- Gioacchino Rossini (1792–1868)
- Francis Poulenc (1899–1963)
Laudes de Saint Antoine de Padoue (1957–59)
O Jesu / O proles / Laus Regi / Si quaeris
- Darius Milhaud (1892–1974)
Psaume 121 op. 72 (1921)
Distinctive sound, breathtaking homogeneity, a clear musical style, and a fair amount of charm and wit are the special trademarks of amarcord. The extremely diverse and wide-ranging repertoire includes chants from the Middle Ages, madrigals and masses from the Renaissance, compositions and cycles of works from the European Romantic period and the 20th century, as well as worldwide collected a cappella arrangements of folk songs and well-known songs from soul and jazz.
The vocal ensemble has won prizes at numerous international competitions. Along with the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the St. Thomas Boys Choir, amarcord is one of the most important representatives of Leipzig as a city of music, both at home and abroad. The group regularly makes guest appearances at major music festivals. Numerous concert tours have taken the singers to more than 50 countries and to almost all continents of the world. The ensemble's impressively multifaceted program is documented on many CDs and has won numerous awards.
Wolfram Lattke: Tenor
Robert Pohlers: Tenor
Frank Ozimek: Baritone
Daniel Knauft: Bass
Holger Krause: Bass
Förderverein INTERKULTUR e.V.
In cooperation with
City of Koblenz
Artistic Directors Deutsche Chormeisterschaft 2021
Prof. Dr. Ralf Eisenbeiß
Project management and public relations
Local project management
INTERKULTUR Executive Committee
Dr. Christoph Wirtz
Program flyer [German](330 KB)
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