Wolfram Lattke, Tenor
Robert Pohlers, Tenor
Frank Ozimek, Baritone
Daniel Knauft, Bass
Holger Krause, Bass
Founded in 1992 by erstwhile members of St. Thomas’s Boys Choir in Leipzig, amarcord has since become one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles. amarcord’s hallmarks include a unique tone, breathtaking homogeneity, musical authenticity, and a good dose of charm and humor. amarcord performs a vast and highly diverse repertoire of music, from medieval plainsong to madrigals and Renaissance Masses, to compositions and cycles of works of the European Romantic period and the 20th century, arrangements of a cappella folksongs collected from all over the world, all the way to soul and jazz charts.
Alongside the Gewandhaus Orchestra and St. Thomas’s Boys Choir, amarcord is now one of the leading representatives of Leipzig’s music scene in Germany and abroad. amarcord regularly appears at important music festivals. Numerous concert tours have taken the singers to more than 50 countries and nearly every corner of the globe. In cooperation with the Goethe Institute, the ensemble has made guest appearances in Australia, Southeast Asia, the Near East, Russia and Central America.
Founded by amarcord in 1997 under the artistic direction of the group, the International Festival of Vocal Music “a cappella” (www.a-cappella-festival.de) has established itself as one of the most important festivals of its kind. Held in Leipzig in spring each year, premier vocal formations such as The Real Group, The King’s Singers or Take 6 can be heard at the festival.
Numerous CD recordings document impressively the many facets of amarcord’s repertoire and won many important prizes. In 2014 amarcord won its sixth Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award, also called the “a cappella Oscar,” for the CD Folks & Tales. The recording Zu S Thomas, containing two Gregorian Masses from the Thomas Gradual of St. Thomas Church, was awarded the International Classical Music Award (ICMA), the most important European Record Critics’ Prize, in 2013. One year earlier the singers received the prestigious ECHO-Klassik Award in the category for “Ensemble of the year/vocal” for the recording Das Lieben bringt groß’ Freud!.
Photo: Martin Jehnichen
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