The Solistenensemble Stimmkunst was founded in 2003 by Kay Johannsen for a highly acclaimed concert cycle of cantatas by J.S. Bach. The ensemble sings mainly in the cast of 12-16 professional singers who perform both the choral and solo parts. The focus of the present work lies in the field of early music.
Published by Carus are the CD’s “Göttlichs Kind” with Advents and Christmas cantata by Georg Philipp Telemann and “Noël” with Christmas music by Marc Antoine Charpentier. Several concerts in the Stiftskirche and the Musikfest Stuttgart including works by Finck, Lechner, Charpentier, Monteverdi, J.S. Bach, Jomelli , Johannes Brahms, Wolf and Max Reger were recorded by the SWR. In addition to the Ensemble Stiftsbarock Stuttgart, the Solistenensemble Stimmkunst is also the partner of the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester. The Solistenensemble Stimmkunst joined with the Sarband Ensemble for the programme “Sacred bridges” in Stuttgart and in the Lutherkirche Wittenberg.
In the cycle, Bach:vokal the Solistenensemble Stimmkunst take the main part in all performances.