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Staats- und Domchor Berlin - Was ist ein Mensch?

10.03.2018


Staats- und Domchor Berlin
Lautten Compagney Berlin
Soloists
Kai-Uwe Jirka, conductor


 





 

 
Saturday 10 March 15:00
Oslo Cathedral
NOK 400/300



German boys' choir dating back to the 1400s


Staats- und Domchor Berlin was under the artistic leadership of Mendelssohn in the early 1800s and is today one of the most renowned boys' choirs in Europe, and Berlin's oldest musical institution. Together with the early music ensemble Lautten Compagney and under the direction of its eminent conductor Kai-Uwe Jirka, they will perform a two-part programme.
The first part consists of lesser known works taken from the collection of Sing-Akademie zu Berlin, which was believed to have been lost after World War II, but was recovered in Kiev in 1999. These are several gems from well-known composers, works seldom performed today, but which form one of the richest historical music collections from the 15th to 18th century. Among these is the Telemann oratorio Auf, Ihr Priester! Auf zum Schlachten (TWV 1:103) and Horche nur, dort regt sich was (TVW 1:806) by the same composer, and Welt adieu, ich bin dein müde by Johann Rosenmüller (1619–1684).
The second part features an a cappella repertoire written especially for the boys' choir around the middle of the 19th century by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Otto Nicolai and Albert Becker. In 1840, the Prussian king, Friedrich Wilhelm IV, began an effort to make the choir a model in the kingdom, and Mendelssohn was among the conductors responsible for realising this goal.

Soloists on the concert:

Soprano: Johanna Knauth
Alt: Judith Kamphues
Tenor: Volker Nietzke
Baryton: Ludwig Obst
 



Staats- und Domchor Berlin dates back to the 1400s and is today one of the most renowned boys' choirs in Europe, and Berlin's oldest musical institution. It was under the artistic leadership of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy in the early 19th century that the choir became internationally recognised. Today, the choir is under the direction of the renowned conductor Kai-Uwe Jirka, who previously directed Philharmonischer Chor Berlin and Berliner Symphoniker. Jirka has helped develop the choir to become one of Germany's foremost boys' choirs.




Lautten Compagney Berlin has for 30 years been one of Germany's premier early music ensembles. They are highly appreciated for their interpretations of chamber music and opera music and have over the years received a number of awards under their conductor Wolfgang Katschner. Lautten Compagney performs regularly at national and international concert venues and festivals including Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikverein in Vienna, Rheingau Musik Festival, Händel-Festspiele Halle and Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht.




Kai-Uwe Jirka is one of Germany's foremost choir conductors and has since 2002 been professor of choral leadership and conductor of Staats- und Domchor at Universität der Künste Berlin. In 2006 he also became artistic director of Sing-Akademie zu Berlin, one of the oldest mixed choirs in the world today. The choir ensembles Jirka has conducted include Rundfunkchor Berlin, Vokalconsort Berlin and Hilliard Ensemble, and has led choir preparation for conductors such as Ton Koopman, Kent Nagano, Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle.

 

Photo: Kai-Uwe Jirka: Maren Glockner , Staats- und Domchor Berlin: Alexander Zörnig, Lauten Compagney Berlin: Ida Zenna
 
 
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