GEWANDHAUS CHAMBER CHOIR
The GewandhausKammerchor (Gewandhaus Chamber Choir) was formed in 2001 to provide an artistic level equal to that of the world famous Gewandhaus Orchestra. The choir is a professional group, whose members are recruited from among the best choral singers in Germany, the Netherlands and Southern Scandinavia. The choir’s projects are organised as highly concentrated rehearsal sessions and concert activity, and the number and type of singers are adjusted in accordance with the current project. Allied with the high technical vocal quality and flexibility of the individual singers, this concept allows the GewandhausKammerchor to sing very different programmes, ranging from Renaissance madrigals through the baroque, romantic and contemporary repertoire with or without orchestra, including world premières of Central European and Scandinavian music. Not least, composers related to Leipzig and Saxony such as Schütz, Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Reger are given special attention. The GewandhausKammerchor has sung at high profile venues in Germany, including the Rheingau Festival, the MDRMusiksommer, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Bach-Fest and Mendelssohn-Festtage Leipzig. The choir also performs under the name of “Immortal-Bach-Ensemble” and the responsibility for the artistic profile and quality lies with Gewandhauschordirektor Morten Schuldt-Jensen.