Sinfonia Chorale are looking forward to welcoming the Bergedorfer Kammerchor and their conductor, Frank Löhr, to Nottingham.
Some members of Sinfonia visited Bergedorf in May 2014 and had a most enjoyable trip, making music together and singing in some magnificent venues.
Since it was founded in 1946 by Helmut Wormbächer, the Bergedorfer Kammerchor has had an important part to play in the cultural life of Hamburg and North Germany and since 2003, the artistic development of the Choir has been in the hands of Frank Löhr, Professor of Choral and Orchestral Conducting at Hannover College of Music and Theatre.
The Choir has approximately fifty singers and performs sacred and secular choral works from all ages. Each concert has a carefully structured programme which over the series, spans all styles of music. Alongside performances in North Germany, the Choir regularly gives guest performances in the Abbey at Marienmunster and has in recent years been on concert tours of Saxony and Italy.
We are delighted that they are coming to Nottingham for the “return match” and we are sure they will enjoy the exciting programme of events which has been arranged for them.
On Thursday August 20th, they will be giving a lunch time concert in the Chapter House at Lincoln Cathedral from 1.10pm to 2.00pm. There is no charge for this concert but normal admission charges to the Cathedral will apply.
On Friday August 21st, they will perform in Southwell Minster from 12.15pm to 1.00pm as part of the Minster’s regular Lunch time series. There will be refreshments available for the audience in the South Transept, with sandwiches at £1.50 and cold drinks at £1. Admission is free but there is a retiring collection.
On the final day of their visit, Saturday August 22nd at 8.00pm, the Sinfonia Chorale and the Bergedorfer Kammerchor will sing together in a concert at St. Barnabas Cathedral, Derby Road, NG1 5AE
It will be an exciting programme including works by Schutz, Mendelssohn, Distler and arrangements of some Northern German Folk Songs by Hellmut Wormbächer.
The Sinfonia Chorale will be singing works by Weelkes, Holst, Larley and Whitacre and the two choirs will join forces to sing Bruckner's Locus Iste and Cecilia McDowell's Ave Regina.
Tickets for this concert are priced at £10 (£5 for students under 21) and are available from:-
We look forward to seeing you at some of these events.
The Sinfonia Chorale