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Theodor Egel (Conductor)

Born: April 16, 1915 - Germany

The German conductor, Theodor Egel, founded the Freiburger Bachchor as a student choir of the University of Freiburg in the winter semster of 1943-1944. After intensive rehearsing in the semester the choir performed J.S. Bach's Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244) in the minster of Freiburg on March 5, 1944. 39 years later, Theodor Egel conducted this same piece at the same place and for his last time. The time between these concerts is a history of great, almost legendary, musical acchievements and artistic success. The Freiburger Bachchor not only became a characteristic institution of the cultural life in its home town and the Freiburg region but also caused great sensation with several concerts in Germany and abroad.

 

Source: Freiburger Bachchor Website
Contributed by
Teddy Kaufman (October 2006)

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