amarcord, vocal ensemble

Daniel Knauft ~ Robert Pohlers ~ Wolfram Lattke ~ Holger Krause ~ Frank Ozimek

amarcord, vocal ensemble
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"Exquisite, a musically dazzling union of intelligent emotion, glittering esprit and supple elegance…"
~ Schwäbische Zeitung

A leading international vocal ensemble, amarcord was born of the celebrated tradition of the St. Thomas Boys Choir in Leipzig in 1992 by former members of the Choir. Their impeccable musicianship and ensemble technique create engaging performances of incredible beauty that have reached audiences around the globe.

Highlights of their 2014/15 season are concerts with HK Gruber, Angelika Kirchschlager and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra of Kurt Weill's Seven Deadly Sins, the Monteverdi Marienvespers at Amsterdam's Musikgebouw and the DVD release of "The Book of Madrigals" filmed at the magical setting of the Villa Godi in northern Italy.

The ensemble performs music from all periods of western music from medieval plainsong to madrigals and Reneassance masses, compositions and cycles of works of the European Romantic period and the 20th century. A recent CD release is "Folks & Tales" folk songs from around the world was given the "Best Folk/World Album" 2014 at the Boston Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARA). Their recording of  vocal music of Mendelssohn, Schumann and others,"Rastlose Liebe" won the ECHO Klassik and Luxembourgian Supersonic Awards and the CARA Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award 2010 for Best Classical Album and was nominated for the MIDEM Classical Award. Their recording of Two Gregorian Masses from the Thomas Gradual of St. Thomas's Church Leipzig c.1300 was awarded the 2013 International Classical Music Award.

To celebrate the art of a cappella singing, amarcord founded "a cappella" in 1997, an annual international festival of unaccompanied vocal music in Leipzig which  presents a wide range of genres and styles. Past and present participants have included The King's Singers, Chanticleer, Bobby McFerrin, Trio Medieval and the Hilliard Ensemble.

amarcord tours worldwide and have appeared frequently in North America including the Cloisters Museum of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Chelsea Festival in New York, the Bach Society of Houston, Los Angeles, San Diego, Vancouver, Washington DC and Boston.  They will next return to North America in November 2015.

(August 2014. Please discard previously dated materials and contact before making any alterations or cuts.)