Our Choir

The Madrigalchor Kiel does not restrict its concerts to Kiel and surrounding area or to the classical interpretation of madrigals. The ensemble is known far beyond its borders for its high-class performance of many types of choral music. The singers of the choir under their director Friederike Woebcken like to discover and explore the multi-faceted soundscapes of polyphonic Scandinavian vocal works to make them known to their local audiences and to introduce them to the world when on their travels. Since its foundation in 1990, the choir has accepted invitations from numerous countries around the world, including USA, Japan and South Africa. In 2015, it was a guest at the International Choir Festival in Tolosa (Spain).

 

The choir also frequently returns to its musical roots in Scandinavia, with many a concert tour through Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. However, its affinity to Scandinavia is not just through its music. The Madrigalchor Kiel is grateful for the friendship they had with Eric Ericson, the Swedish choir maestro. In 2006 and 2007 Ericson worked on a Scandinavian repertoire with the choir which was presented in two concerts in Schleswig-Holstein.

 

Apart from North European a-cappella music the choir also dedicates itself to oratorical projects. Consequently, the works of Bach, Brahms, Händel or Rossini are part of its continually expanding repertoire. This wide range can be heard on the audio CDs of the choir, recently as a double live CD "20 Jahre Madrigalchor Kiel" and the CD "Bewegtes Lauschen" that appeared in 2016, or in frequent concerts throughout the world. And of course also those in Kiel.

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