Music clears space for emotions and thoughts, but it also makes room for mindfulness and mediation. We have decided to capitalize on that created space and to devote a piece of our art to SOS Children's Villages Worldwide. Our goal is to reach out to those who listen to our music and try get them engaged in the organisation.
Wenn es knuspert wo’s sonst knistert, brühend heiß der Ofen wispert „Stell mich aus, ich werde Asche“ und der Inhalt letzter Flasche Glühwein zwischen Scherben schwimmt, sag ich bestimmt „So schön war’s nie.“ Denn ohne das verliert die Weihnacht ihre einzigartige Magie.
‚Preisung‘ shows our affinity to contemporary choral music as well as a wonderful result of our close collaboration with composers around us, especially from our hometown Leipzig. Commissioning and performing new compositions forms an important part of our artistic work.
The organist and church musician Volker Bräutigam has shaped not only Leipzig‘s cultural life but as a teacher also many of its musical personalities. We recorded and published ‚Preisung‘ on the occasion of Volker Bräutigam‘s 80th birthday. In this piece his compositional language and Martin Buber‘s expressive text combine to an absolutely unique sound language. Click here to watch the new video!
Yesterday evening we had our debut at the big hall of Mozarteum in Salzburg. We are so grateful for such an enthusiastic audience in a sold out hall and of course we would like to thank the vocalensemble Hohes C that invited us to share this concert within the Salzburger Kulturtage!
About a year ago we met Ola Gjeilo, one of the best-known composers for choral music of our time, in New York City. On that day he brought us his piece ‚Nothern Lights‘, which we recorded for you on a rainy summerday in July. Click here to watch the video ...
A small supplement to our last week: After a project phase in South Africa in August we could continue the musical cooperation with Just 6 in Germany and had the pleasure to present the results of our work in concerts within the Beethovenfest Bonn and in Berlin. Deutsche Welle accompanied us with the camera. Their material creates a twenty-six minute documentary which you can see here. Many thanks to the people who organized everything behind the scenes and cared for us!
The last days were crazily busy and very emotional as well: We had the amazing pleasure to get to know a wonderful country ans to work on a joint programme with Just 6 which we performed on Friday at MIAGI in Soweto and on Sunday in Pretoria. Furthermore we met the wonderful members of the bjo.deutschland to rehearse for concerts within the Beethovenfest Bonn in September. Thanks to everyone who made this enriching time in South Africa possible!