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Amadeus-Chor & Orchester (Choir & Orchestra)

Founded: 1970 - Neuendettelsau, near Nuremberg, Germany

Amadeus-Chor (= AMN) is an ensemble of some 50 singers, whose common interest is choir music at a very high level. Being located in Neuendettelsau (near Nuremberg, Germany) its members gather for rehearsal weekends from all over south germany once a month.

Karl-Friedrich Beringer, conductor of the Windsbacher Knabenchor since 1978, founded the amadeus choir in 1970. From 1994 to July 2001 Julian Christoph Tölle was elected successor of Karl-Friedrich Beringer. In June 2001 Nicol Matt was elected sucessor of Julian Tölle thus became musical director of the AMN.

The performance of world-reknown a capella choir pieces and of choir-orchestra programs with famous solo singers and orchestras in conjunction with its high artistic and technical level made the amadeus choir well known beyond the borders of franconia.

Several CD records and continuous radio broadcast productions with the Bayerischer Rundfunk show the diverse repertoire and the extraordinary quality of sound of the amadeus choir. Its outstanding performance was honoured with a first price at the BBC international choir contest "Let the people sing" in London and the Musikförderpreis of the international Ernst-von-Siemens foundation.

Musical highlights include the performance of the Mozart Requiem and the Magnificat (BWV 243) of J.S. Bach in the Meistersinger Halle in Nuremberg, J.S. Bach’s Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244) and George Frideric Handel's Messiah in the Alte Oper in Frankfurt/Main, J.S. Bach’s Johannes-Passion (BWV 245) in the philharmony of the Gasteig in Munich, a concert tour through France and co-performances with the Windsbacher Knabenchor.

The AMN performed the Berliner Messe by Arvo Pärt with the Georgisches Kammerorchester in Munich and Ingolstadt and Francis Poulenc's Gloria with the Münchner Symphoniker. Nevertheless, a cappella literature between early Baroque and present remains the focus of the amadeus choir's work.

 

Source: Amadeus-Chor Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2004)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Karl Friedrich Beringer

Choir & Orchestra

BWV 232, BWV 245

Karl Friedrich Beringer

Orchestra

BWV 248/1-6 [1st]

Links to other Sites

Ueber den Amadeus-Chor (Official Website) [German/English

 

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