Chamber Choir of Tübingen University
travelling through Africa, october 1996
For a long time there was only this private page,
but it finally has happened ...
... now there are official pages at the
of Tübingen University
The Walpurgisnacht Concert with the new UMD Tobias Hiller 25/1/2000
Rehearsal for the Walpurgisnacht with the new UMD Tobias Hiller
Photos from the recent Carmina Burana concert
Further information on the Collegium musicum (in german language)
(Public Relations Service) of
Just a little music sample:
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Wenn alle Brünnlein fließen
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Wenn alle Brünnlein fließen
(further music samples on the
Klaus Föhl soundpage)
we are typically 25 to 40 singers, coming essentially from
any university faculty. Most of our repertoire is a capella music.
Including our conductor, Prof. Alexander Sumski,
we have a common interest in performing music to high standards.
On the other side, this does not mean at all we are "music idiots".
Everyone of us is pursuing regular studies at the university, and
even as the "Camerata" requests a significant part of our leisure
time we definitively know how to be together without having
the next concert in mind.
The Camerata Vocalis of Tübingen University has been
founded by its director Alexander Sumski in 1973 and
devotes itself to an a capella literature.
The special reputation of the Camerata Vocalis is not
only due to the choir's extraordinary technical flexibility,
but also to the rich palette of timbres and the well-balanced
musical performance it has to offer.
Numerous recordings and radio broadcasts with for example
the Südwestfunk Baden-Baden and the Radio France - France Musique
in Paris testify to the great success of this ensemble.
Concert tours in a great number of European countries
as well as in many African countries have contributed to
the worldwide fame to the Camerata Vocalis.
Have a look at the choir's brochure.
What happened in 1995
In 1995 we were travelling to Zurich and Venice
and had a concert tour to Hungary, Romania and Czech Republic.
In the series of "Music in Upper Swabian Monasteries"
we had two concerts recorded and a studio production
by the Südwestfunk Baden-Baden.
In december we performed J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratory in Tübingen.
What happened in 1996
- Motette:Together with guest conductor
Christian Hornef - known to us as a pianist from
the choir's 1992 africa tour - we performed in the
Tübingen Stiftskirche Motette.
Besides some choirs from the Chrismas Oratory we sang
the motet 'Jesu meine Freude' from J.S. Bach.
- Denn das Gesetz (1.2MB)
- Weicht ihr Trauergeister (1.5MB)
- TEST-SOUND (25kB)
- Brahms Liebesliederwalzer sung on occasion.
- Beethoven Chorfantasie:
Concerts in Böblingen, Tübingen und Müllheim,
together with Kalle Randalu (piano) and the Minsk Orchestra,
alltogether conducted by Alexander Sumski.
Together with the university's string orchestra
we have been to
from may 23rd to may 28th,
cumulating in a joint concert with the Coro Polifonico
and orchesta of Venice University in Chiesa dei Tolentini.
The concert programme was a hommage to Paul Hindemith.
september 2nd to 8th, rehearsing music pieces of composers
from upper swabian monasteries
(Nikolaus Betscher, Franz Xaver Schnizer, Sixt Bachmann)
for concerts in Obermarchtal and Weitenburg.
- Concert Tour from september 13th to october 9th to
Kenya, Ethopia and Eritrea with a vast repertoire of
sacred and profane music both from Europe and Africa.
- university event "Dies Universitatis" 17.10.1996
- concert in Tübingen, 22.10.1996
- concert in Gammertingen, 10.11.1996
- the radio (SWF) recorded a portion of the africa repertoire, 21.12.1996
What happened in 1997
- concert in the Marmorsaal, Neues Schloß, Stuttgart, 7.1.1997
- Brahms Requiem, Festsaal der
Universität Tübingen, 29.1.1997
- Orthodox Easter (25.-27.4.) in Zurich
- concert at Weitenburg, 10.5.1997
- Concert Tour to Moravska Ostrava
for the Janacek Festival 28.5.-4.6.1997
- Tropenklinik Paul-Lechler-Krankenhaus,
choir concert 28.6.1997.
- music of upper swabian monasteries, recording in Baden-Baden,
end october to beginning november 1997
- some more ...
As I am no longer based in Tübingen (since spring 1997), I am now unable to
provide the latest or even complete information about the choir's activities.
I have to be happy that I can join the choir for musical projects
For further information, the
Public Relations Service
- Presseamt -
is providing some information on the Collegium musicum in german language:
winter term 1997/98,
summer term 1998,
winter term 1998/99.
What happened in 1998
the Brahms 'Liebeslieder(walzer)' project:
- Concert Tour to Albania and Greece,
- concert in Bebenhausen, 5.7.1998
- Nein, es ist nicht auszukommen |
AU | (1.3MB)
Nachtigall, sie singt so schön |
AU | (1.1MB)
- radio recording, 10.7.-12.7.1998
21.+22.10.1998 radio production,
23.10.1998 concert in Bad Buchau
- "Weihnachten mit dem Bundespräsidenten"
That Camerata Vocalis has taken part in this concert
recorded 12.12.1998 in the Basilika in Weingarten
by german TV (ZDF). The concert will be broadcast on
Christmas evening 24.12.1998 17:00-18:15.
- Weihnachtsoratorium Kantaten 1-3 + 6, 20.12.1998 Stiftskirche Tübingen
Events in 1999
Probably not the entire 1999 schedule:
Prof. Sumski is now 65 years old. Having given the Carmina Burana as his first
concert in Tübingen about 25 years ago, a concert
which was remembered as
an outstanding performance for long years, he did perform this
piece of music once again before he will retire from his university post
- Carmina Burana, 17.5.1999 Festsaal der Universtität, Tübingen
Photos from the Carmina Burana
Forthcoming events in 1999
How to join the Camerata
So you are considering to join the Camerata Vocalis?
You should have a good, clear voice, sightread,
dedicated to excellence,
and be willing to join the choir for a longer period.
You should bring with you the necessary time for rehearsals
and concerts, too!
The usual rehearsals take place in semester time
on tuesday evening, 8-10pm. Extra rehearsals
are quite common before concerts and concert tours.
For the necessarily compulsory audition please contact the
Collegium musicum 07071-29-76096. Although new members
usually join in the beginning of a semester, feel free to
contact the Collegium any time in the "semester".
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