Knabenchor Hannover Portrait I

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Label: Rondeau Productions
Catalog: ROP7024


Looking solely at the dates, the Knabenchor Hannover is still young in comparison to the other famous boys’ choirs such as the Dresdner Kreuzchor, the Thomanerchor Leipzig or the Regensburger Domspatzen. Its foundation in 1950 continued a Hannoverian choral tradition going back as far as to the “chorus symphonicus” of the 13th century, which was responsible for the choral services in Hannover’s main churches. Without an affiliated boarding school, choral works from all eras are rehearsed on a daily basis. The final result are excellent concerts in historically informed performance practice. The associated singing school provides over 200 boys per year with an exceptional education, widely exceeding the musical aspects and enabling each of them to discover their own potential. The Knabenchor Hannover is an independent organization which is not owned by public or ecclesial institutions. As a distinguished ensemble, first-rate musical partner and respected musical ambassador, the choir under direction of professor Jörg Breiding is an important part of musical life in Lower Saxony and well-known far beyond. This is the group’s second album, and is a Sampler with Songs by Bach, Mozart, Byrd and more. Musical Excellence from Northern Germany.

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