Camerata Musica Limburg

Camerata Musica Limburg

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The male vocal ensemble Camerata Musica Limburg was founded in 1999 and has since been under the musical direction of Jan Schumacher. The choristers looked at the formation of the choir as further developing their shared roots from singing with the Limburg Cathedral Boys Choir. They also looked to continue the tradition of successful male chamber choirs founded by former members of Limburg Cathedral Boys Choir, which is unique in Germany.

The ensemble has committed itself to presenting the audience with unfamiliar male choir works of the highest level, but without neglecting the traditional canon of compositions which makes for a special mix. The repertoire includes a range of the following: Gregorian chants, works of old masters, romantic motets, contemporary compositions, arrangements of jazz and pop songs. The intensive study of new choir music results in numerous compositions that have been wrote for the Camerata Musica Limburg by composers such as Robert Sund, Kurt Bikkembergs, Walter Steffens, Alessandro Cadario, and Bob Chilcott.

In 2004 the Camerata Musica Limburg won the title of Best Classical Choir of the Year, awarded by Hessian Broadcasting. The ensemble received first prize in France at the renowned Tours Vocal Competition Florilège Vocal in 2006. Again in 2007 the ensemble took home first prize at the International Choir Contest in Vlaanderen- Maasmechelen, Belgium. The choir was also awarded a special prize for its outstanding interpretation of the contemporary compulsory work. At the Choir Festival Contest in Bremen in May 2008 the choristers won first prize in the categories Romanticism A and Modernity A. Furthermore, they were awarded the choir festival's special prize by Deutschlandradio Kultur. In 2009 Camerata Musica Limburg won the Hessian Choir Competition, also in the same year the choir represented Germany in the finals for the Europeans Choir Contest, "Let the Peoples Sing" in Oslo, Norway. At the German National Choir Contest 2010, in Dortmund, the Camerata Musica Limburg was awarded first prize in its category with excellent success.

Thanks to the ensemble's excellent reputation it has been invited to festivals and concerts all over Europe. In 2011 the Camerata Musica Limburg has been invited to be a guest choir in the 9th World Symposium of Choral Music in Puerto Madyrn, Argentina. Deutschlandradio Kultur is a media partner of Camerata Musica Limburg.