In January 2006 Ensemble Nobiles was founded by members of the Leipzig Thomaner chor. The singers got to know each other as choristers with the Leipzig Thomanerchor and
received intensive musical training in their nine years with the boys’ choir. Today the group consists of tenors Christian Pohlers and Paul Heller and basses Fe
lix Hübner, Lucas Heller and Lukas Lomtscher. The ensemble’s repertoire ranges from Mass settings of the late Middle Ages to New Music. Works by German composers of the Romantic era such as Mendelssohn, Schubert, and Schumann have special signi ficance for the five young musicians. The vocal quintet performed the secular male choral works of Mendelssohn in April 2010 as part of a progam focused on German Romantic era composers. The singers collaborate intensively in projects and concerts with contemporary artists such as Manfred Schlenker, Volker Bräutigam, and the cantor of St. Thomas’s in Leipzig, Georg Christoph Biller, as well as with the award winning vocal ensemble Sjaella. Ensemble Nobiles has performed at church services and in concert programs in many German cities including Berlin, Frankfurt (Main), Aachen, Leipzig, Hanover, Karlstadt, and Bad Reichenhall.
A guest performance brought the ensemble to New Zealand in July 2009. With a program primarily featuring the German romantic period the singers gave perform ances in Auckland, Hamilton, Taupo, Wellington, Palmerston North, and Marton. A highlight of the tour was the premiere performance of a New Zealand folk song ar rangement by David Hamilton.
The Artist's Homepage: http://www.ensemblenobiles.de
A German Mass
Sacred Works by Schubert, Cornelius, Distler, Mauersberger, Saint-Saens