Konzertchor Wien

Choir

Konzertchor Wien was founded in 2014 in order to perform large works of choral literature on artistically high level together with fully cast orchestras in appealing settings.

Konzertchor Wien is a collaboration of three choirs: "Chor im Hemd", "KAMMERToN" and "Ensemble aCHORd" each have individual characteristics, but harmonize perfectly with each other and have already worked together in many projects in different constellations. 

At the first joint performance of Konzertchor Wien in November 2014, Joseph Haydn's "The Seasons" was heard in the Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein – together with the Orchesterverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien (Society of Friends of Music, conducted by Robert Zelzer, Soloists: Christina Gansch, Alexander Kaimbacher and Günter Haumer). The year 2016 was dominated by Johannes Brahms, whose "German Requiem" was performed in two different productions: in March 2016 together with the Sinfonia Academica and the Malteser Austria as a charity concert under Ewald Donhoffer in the Wiener Musikverein (Soloists: Nicola Proksch and Stefan Zenkl); and in October together with the Orchesterverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien under Raphael Schlüsselberg in the imposing Gustav Adolf Church (soloists: Monica Theiss-Eröd and Adrian Eröd).
 

"Chor im Hemd" was founded in 2001 by Andreas Salzbrunn in Vienna. The repertoire includes a cappella works of Renaissance, Romantic and Classical music as well as contemporary choral literature of well known international composers such as Eric Whitacre or Ēriks Ešenvalds, Austrian composers such as Martin Stampfl or Christian Dreo, as well as Andreas Salzbrunn's own arrangements and compositions. A highlight among the repertoire was the recent in-house production "Schatten Spiegel Licht - Ein ChorTheaterStück" with actor Oliver Huether.

"KAMMERToN" was founded in 2004 by Florian Schwarz in Vienna. In addition to dealing with classical choral literature, "KAMMERToN" is regarded as a specialist for unusual repertoire - such as Haydn's "Creation", linked to texts from John Milton's epic "Paradise Lost", read by Frank Hoffmann, "The Show Must Go On", a concert with vocal arrangements of compositions by the rock band Queen (performed together with Tini Kainrath and String Fizz), the "Hard Rock Melange" with classics of rock history in a new style, the "Bajazzo" as a pop-up opera on public squares in Vienna or the "Bachblüten" – J.S. Bach in unusual arrangements.

Versatility and varied concert evenings are the trademark of "Ensemble aCHORd", a vocal ensemble founded in 2012 in Wr. Neustadt. Both theme concerts with jazz and rock pieces as well as classical music concerts from Dowland to Brahms can be found in the repertoire. Successful examples are the concerts "And So It Goes - Billy Joel", "Fly Me To The Moon" or "Navidad Nuestra & Bach". The choir also confronts the audience with unusual contrasts, such as a Mozart Mass with a Gospel Mass in a concert ("In Excelsis"). The musical director of "Ensemble aCHORd" is Florian Schwarz.

 

 

Rudolf Gelbard

Concentration camp survivor
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Lahav Shani

Conductor

Fest der Freude 2016

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