Our Choir

The Madrigalchor Kiel is known for its high quality performances and ambitious projects far beyond Kiel and surrounding area. Since its foundation in1990 concert tours have brought the choir to numerous countries on various continents, among which are the US (2000, 2019), Japan (2003) and South Africa (2008). In 2015 the choir was invited by the International Choral Festival in Tolosa, Spain. Due to its geographical location there have been many visits to the Scandinavian countries Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Iceland.

 

In October 2019 Madrigalchor Kiel had the priviledge to offer an important contribution to the sister city programme between Kiel and San Francisco, California. "Building Bridges" was a suitable motto when meeting its hosting choirs San Francisco Bay Area Chamber Choir and Stanford University Chamber Choir in workshops and concerts both in the Bay Area and as well as in Stanford. This inspiring choral friendship is planned to result in exchange visits to Kiel in the future.

 

The Madrigalchor Kiel is grateful for the friendship with the late Eric Ericson, the well renowned Swedish choral conductor. In 2006 and 2007 Ericson and Madrigalchor Kiel met in choral projects which were presented in memorable concerts in Schleswig-Holstein.

 

Apart from North European a cappella music the choir also dedicates itself to oratorio projects such as J.S. Bach - St. John's Passion, St. Matthew Passion, Mass in B minor, Christmas Oratorio I-VI; G.F. Haendel - Messiah; W.A. Mozart - Great Mass in C minor; J. Brahms - A German Requiem; F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Psalm compositions, Lobgesang; G. Verdi -Requiem; L. E. Larsson - God in Disguise.

 

Madrigalchor Kiel's wide repertoire range can be heard on numerous  audio CDs. In 2016 the choir presented its recent CD "Bewegtes Lauschen" / "Poignant Listening" published by the Hamburg label ambitus, a caleidoscope of Scandinavian choral music of the national romantic and modern era.

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