SINGER PUR LIVE-BROADCASTING OF OUR CONCERT AT THE ELBPHILHARMONIE
Even after concerts in nearly 60 countries around the world, our concert on the 29th April was something very special for us. Kent Nagano and the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra had invited us to sing works by Ockeghem, Josquin and Isaac from Edward Houghton's new critical edition of the Chigi Codex (ca 1500).
The acoustics of the Hamburg's spectacular new land mark concert hall are maybe not ideal for that repertoire, but the enthusiastic response from the audience that rewarded us with cheers and even some standing ovations was resonance enough that certainly got under our skin.
The radio station NDRkultur recorded the concert available in the Mediathek des NDR
SINGER PUR GIVES WORKSHOP FOR VOCAL ENSEMBLES IN NOVEMBER 2018
We are very happy that for the fourth time already we'll be returning to Fürth to share our 27 years of vocal ensemble experience and all those acquired bits of special advice with other vocal ensembles: From 2-4 November 2018 we'll be giving a workshop for vocal ensembles of all kinds: conditions are ideal and well tested! The following link takes you to our highly regarded cooperation partner of many years who is organising the course:
Arbeitskreis für Musik in der Jugend (AMJ): http://www.amj-musik.de/module.php5?mod=amj_kurse&fid=9&id=2444
All important information and the application form can be found there.
SINGER PUR LED THE FESTIVAL CHOIR OF MUSICA SACRA INTERNATIONAL MARKTOBERDORF 2018
We were entrusted with directing the festival choir of this wonderful interreligious festival. From 19-22 May Singer Pur prepared a programme titled "The Spirit blows where it will" in afternoon sessions with the choir that was performed in the final two days' concerts. The core of the festival choir was the Chorus Cantorum Finlandiae.
HAPPY MEMORIES OF „VIGILIA“ IN CZ-BRNO 2018
For the second time we were privileged to be asked to perform in the great acoustics of the church St Augustin in Brno as part of the Easter Festival of Sacred Music.
This time featured us with the fantastic Musikfabrik Köln for the first performance in the Czech Republic of the magnificent „Vigilia“ that Wolfgang Rihm wrote for us some years back, directed by Christian Eggen in his usual skilled, discrete and pleasant way. May there be many more of these cooperations!
The aim to make a cappella singing the focus of their lives already developed at school: soon after leaving five former members of the famous Regensburger Domspatzen cathedral boys’ choir put it into practice and founded Singer Pur in 1991.
It was a fortunate love affair that brought a soprano into their ranks: soon afterwards the sextet with the unusual combination of voices (a soprano, three tenors, a baritone and a bass) won first prize in the 1994 Deutscher Musikwettbewerb (the German national competition) and a year later the coveted Grand Prix for vocal ensembles at the international Tampere Music Festival in Finland, and was launched on its road to becoming the leading German-speaking vocal group. Soon television and radio appearances, CD recordings, invitations to major festivals and concerts in almost 60 countries established an international career.