The Leipzig vocal quintet Ensemble Nobiles has its roots in the Leipzig St. Thomas Boys Choir and is able to look back over more than ten years of artistic collaboration. While the ensemble’s repertoire ranges from Gregorian chant to contemporary music, it is romantic male-voice works and liturgical music of various periods which are given particular emphasis.
The quintet has recieved valuable artistic impulses from workshops with artists such as John Potter, amarcord and the Hilliard Ensemble. Ensemble Nobiles was a prizewinner at numerous competitions; it was awarded first prize at the 2014 German Choral Competition in Weimar and judged best vocal ensemble at the 2015 International Choral Competition Gallus Maribor. One year later, the ensemble won first prize and received the renowned Ward Swingle Award Gold from the vokal.total-A cappella Competition held in Graz.
The young singers are recipients of grants from the German Music Council, the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and from the Marie-Luise Imbusch Foundation. In 2012, their first CD, A German Mass, was issued by GENUIN classics. Since that time, a further CD together with the vocal ensemble Sjaella was released to mark the 70th anniversary of composer Hugo Distler’s death, and another CD, Be welcome, combines songs and motets for the time of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. Radio stations in Germany and abroad have broadcast features and concert recordings of the ensemble.
In addition to numerous concerts in Germany, Ensemble Nobiles has been invited to perform in the Netherlands, France, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Ensemble Nobiles is an ambassador of the musical education campus forum thomanum in Leipzig.
Photography: Christian Wolf
The Artist's Homepage: http://www.ensemblenobiles.de
Landkjending / Recognition of Land
Works by Antonín Dvorák, Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius
Ensemble Nobiles - Gast/guest: - Alexander Schmalcz, Piano - Sung-Ah Park, Piano
Anthems and Motets for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany
A German Mass
Sacred Works by Schubert, Cornelius, Distler, Mauersberger, Saint-Saens