Chor der TU Darmstadt

Choir of the TU Darmstadt

The choir of the Technical University Darmstadt brings together 140 amateur singers between the age of 18 and 86. Everyone is welcome to sing in the choir.

The choir was founded in 1951 by Professor Karl Marguerre, who also founded the orchestra some years before. Since then, the choir has sung a wide repertoire from renaissance to contemporary music with both a cappella works and large symphonic compositions (such as Handel's Messiah, Mendelssohn: St. Paul) together with the orchestra of the university.

Since 2003, Jan Schumacher is director of the choir. Under his leadership the choir performed e.g. orchestra Psalms by Mendelssohn, the "Carmina Burana" by Orff, the "Sacred Concert" by Ellington, secular choral music of Schumann and Brahms, Buxtehude's "Membra Jesu nostri", Requiem by Brahms, Faure and Verdi, Beethovenīs Masses and Haydn's "Creation".

In addition to the regular rehearsals the choir travels abroad, most recently to Stockholm, Warsaw and the Netherlands.