Sa, 28/08/2021, 17:00 Uhr
Komponierte Musik / Musiktheater / Oper / Konzert

Gründungskonzert Bundesjugendchor

Musikfest Berlin

Scheduled to take place last year, the premiere had to be postponed due to the pandemic. Singing had been transformed from one of the most beautiful to a dangerous form of human expression. Early last year, thanks to thorough planning, the German Music Council launched the Bundesjugendchor as a vocal counterpart to the Bundesjugendorchester and the Bundesjugendjazzorchester. Young vocal artists, selected at various auditions, are given the opportunity to prepare for a career as professional choristers. The choir meets in project-related sessions and develops programmes, which are then presented in concert. Anne Kohler, a committed, experienced choral conductor and professor, has taken on the musical and conceptual supervision. She teaches at the Detmold University of Music, where the practice of choral singing has always been given special attention.
For its first public performance, the choir has prepared a programme that highlights prominent facets of the immensely rich art of choral singing. Two demanding cycles for double choir, which develop their very own musical language based on the traditional motets (Johannes Brahms) and on the romantic songs for chorus (Robert Schumann), are followed by a discourse across the musical epochs: contemporary works counter motets by Orlando di Lasso. Together they explore the spirituality inherent in good choral singing.

  • Kathrin Denner: »Uraufführung« Kompositionsaufrag des Deutschen Musikrats, gefördert von der Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.
  • Johannes Brahms: »Fest- und Gedenksprüche op. 109« (1888)
  • Robert Schumann: »Vier doppelchörige Gesänge op. 141« (1849)
  • Orlando di Lasso: »Timor et Tremor« (1564)
  • Jonathan Harvey: »Plainsongs for Peace and Light« (2012)
  • Orlando di Lasso: »In hora ultima« (1604)
  • Hendrik Hofmeyr: »In tempore belli« (2016)
  • Wolfgang Rihm: »Mit geschlossenem Mund« (1982)
  • Orlando di Lasso: »In religione homo vivit« (1585)
  • Orlando di Lasso: »Homo cum in honore esset« (1566)
  • James MacMillan: »Alpha & Omega« (2011)


Anne Kohler, Leitung

Zum Gründungskonzert des Bundesjugendchors stellen die jungen Sänger*innen ein Höchstmaß an stilistischer Vielfalt unter Beweis: Neben Schumann und Brahms stehen Werke von Orlando di Lasso sowie zahlreiche Werke der Gegenwart auf dem Programm.

  • Dauer: 01:10h
  • Philharmonie
  • Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1, Berlin