frauenkomponiert 2020

Singer Pur

8.3.20, Pauluskirche, Olten, 5 pm
9.3.20, Predigerkirche, Basel, 7.30 pm

Works by: Hildegard von Bingen, Joanne Metcalf, Fanny Hensel, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Maddalena Casulana,

Dijana Bošković, Elisabet Hermodsson, Jessica Ulusoy-Horsley, Bara Grimsdottir, Katarina Rakar, Erna Tauro, Junghae Lee

The desire to make a cappella singing the focus of their lives was clear to the founder members of Singer Pur right from their school days: soon after leaving school, in 1991, five former members of the famous Regensburger Domspatzen cathedral boys’ choir realised their dream and founded the group. It was a fortunate love affair that brought a soprano into their ranks. Soon afterwards the sextet with an unusual combination of voices (a soprano, three tenors, a baritone and a bass) won first prize in the 1994 Deutscher Musikwettbewerb (the German national competition), a year later the coveted Grand Prix for vocal ensembles at the international Tampere Music Festival in Finland, and was launched on its road to becoming Germany’s leading vocal group.