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Bachchor St. Lorenz, Nürnberg (Choir)

Founded: 1923 - Nürnberg (Nuremberg), Bavaria, Germany

The Bachchor St. Lorenz was founded in 1923 by the Lorenz Kantor Professor or Walther Körner. With more than 100 singers, this is one of the major churches and concert choirs of Nuremberg.

The choir is dedicated to the musical events of the Lorenz' worship; on the other hand, maintains the repertoire of all oratorio eras.

From 1962 to 1995 the Bachchor St. Lorenz was directed by Hermann Harrassowitz. The director since 1996 is Matthias Ank.

Performance since 1996 have included:
Motets by Andreas Raselius, Heinrich Schütz, Johann Pachelbel, J.S. Bach (Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden, Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf, Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied), Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms (Marienlieder Op. 22, Drei Motetten Op. 110), Hugo Distler, Johann Nepomuk David (Deutsche Messe), etc.
J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244), Johannes-Passion (BWV 245), Magnificat (BWV 243), Mass in B minor (BWV 232), Weihnachts-Oratorium (BWV 248/1-6)
Marco Enrico Bossi: Das verlorene Paradies (in 2002 world's first re-performance since about 60 years, recorded by the Bavarian Radio)
Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Altrhapsodie
Antonin Dvorak: Mass in D major, Te Deum, Requiem
George Frideric Handel: Messias (also Mozart version), Dixit Dominus
Joseph Haydn: Schöpfung, Harmoniemesse
Stefan Hippe: Requiem (premiered 2005, recorded by the Bavarian Radio)
Charles Ives: The Celestial Country (excerpts)
Felix Mendelssohn: Lobgesang, Elias
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, Tantum ergo, Veni Sancte Spiritus, Mass in C minor
Henry Purcell: Te Deum
Kerstin Thieme: Psalm 90 + Psalm 100 (recording and production of the the Bavarian Radio)
Martin Torp: Siehe, ich mache alles neu (premiere 2003)
Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem
Luici Cherubini: Requiem in C minor

Concert tours have taken the Bachchor St. Lorenz to various parts of Germany (Braunschweig (Brunswick), Celle, Lüneburg, Naumburg, Rostock, Schwerin, etc.), to Austria, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Czech Republic, Israel, England and Estonia


Source: Lorenzkirche Nürnberg Website English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2009)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2009)

Hermann Harrassowitz: Short Biography | Bachchor St. Lorenz, Nürnberg | Recordings of Vocal Works

Links to other Sites

Lorenzkirche Nürnberg: Chöre der Kirchenmusik [German]


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