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Wilfried Jochens (Tenor)

Born: Hamburg, Germany

The German tenor, Wilfried Jochens, grew up in Hamburg, where he was born. After graduation he studied music at the University and at the State College for Music and Fine Arts. His singing-teacher was Professor Johannes Hoefflin. He finished his studies with the following examinations: 1970 music-teaching, 1974 solo-singing (Lied and Oratory), 1979 solo-singing (opera).

Wilfried Jochens has been working as a concert singer since 1972, and has made distinguished name for himself, especially as the Evangelist in the Bach Passions. His repertoire includes also the main oratorios of J.S. Bach, George Frideric Handel, Monteverdi, Haydn, Mozart and Felix Mendelssohn, as well as smaller works like cantatas and solo-motets, Lieder recitals (Schubert, Robert Schumann, L.v. Beethoven, Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Strauss, Benjamin Britten, Alban Berg).

Wilfried Jochens has taken solo roles in numerous opera productions (e.g. Monteverdi, G.F. Handel, Mozart). His repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to contemporary works, and includes international experience of the historic performing practice of Baroque and Classical vocal music.

Concert tours took Wilfried Jochens to various towns all over Germany as well as to many European countries and to Israel. Many records and radio and TV appearances have made him widely known. He has taught singing in the Hamburg College of Music since 1982.

Source: Liner notes to Capriccio CD 60046-2 (Matthäus-Passion, conducted by Hermann Max, 1996); Programme notes to The Israel Chamber Orchestra hosts The Monteverdi Choir Hamburg (1982)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2001)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Thomas Berning

Tenor

BWV 248/1-3

Joachim Diedrichs

Tenor

BWV 232 [1st]

Konrad Junghänel

Tenor

BWV 4, BWV 12, BWV 106, BWV 196, BWV 225-230, BWV Anh. III 159, BWV 232 [w/ Cantus Cölln]

Wolfgang Karius

Tenor

BWV 245

Hermann Max

Tenor

BWV 244
J.L. Bach: Cantata Ja, mir hast du Arbeit gemacht, JLB-5
J.L. Bach: Cantata Ich will meinen Geist in euch geben, JLB-7
J.L. Bach: Cantata Die mit Tränen säen, JLB-8
J.L. Bach: Cantata Mache dich auf, werde licht, JLB-9
J.L. Bach: Cantata Er machet uns lebendig, JB-11
J.L. Bach: Cantata Der Herr wird ein Neues im Lande erschaffen, JLB-13
J.L. Bach: Cantata Die Weisheit kommt nicht in eine boshafte Seele, JLB-14
G.P. Telemann: Cantata Der Herr ist König, TWV 8:6

Christoph Anselm Noll

Tenor

BWV 245

Andrew Parrott

Tenor

BWV 11/BWV 249b

Martin Rieker

Tenor

BWV 232

Martin Schirrmeister

Tenor

BWV 232

Christoph Spering

Tenor

BWV 244 [Evangelist]

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