Klangspuren Schwaz
10.08.2017 12:36 Age: 316 days

SUN 09/10


6 p.m., Kirche St. Martin, Christoph-Anton-Mayr-Weg 7, Schwaz


Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594) Missa Brevis: Kyrie (1570)

Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) Nunc gaudeant materna - Antiphon for the dedication of a curch

Sofia Gubaidulina Aus den Visionen der Hildegard von Bingen for alto based on texts by Hildegard von Bingen (1994)

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594) Missa Brevis: Gloria - Credo (1570)

Beat Furrer Stimme – allein for baritone with texts of Georg Büchner (1997)

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594) Missa Brevis: Sanctus (1570)

Younghi Pagh-Paan ma–am (Hy Heart) based on an novel by Chung-Chul (1990)

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594) Missa Brevis: Benedictus - Agnus Dei (1570)

Klaus LangDie Wimpern des himbeerfarbenen Mondes / Marienau – Trauermusik for vocal ensemble


CANTANDO ADMONT Ensemble for early to contemporary music:

Akiko Ito (soprane), Helena Sorokina (alto), Bernd Lambauer (tenor), Gerd Kenda, (bass) Cordula Bürgi (musical director)

CANTANDO ADMONT sees itself as a sounding bridge between early and contemporary music – from the Renaissance to the present – in search of an unmistakable vocal sound in which the nuances of the individual voices can find their own space within a rich and homogenous overall sound. 


A vocal ensemble of this kind had been as much a long cherished wish as clearly lacking from musical life thus far. This was the impetus for founding the Styria-based vocal ensemble in 2016. Its repertoire ranges from old to new music with its main focus on the high-level performance of contemporary music. Its emphasis on new music is consistently expanded, enriched, and re-examined through the works of old music. To this end, CANTANDO ADMONT regularly consults with experts from these musical fields. The ensemble’s twelve-singer core is expanded or reduced depending on the requirements of the works. 


In the ensemble’s Tyrolean debut conducted by Cordula Bürgi and sung by two female and two male voices a consistent alternation between old and new music is achieved by switching between parts of Palestrina’s Missa Brevis and compositions by Beat Furrer, Younghi Pagh-Paan, and Klaus Lang. Especially striking is Sofia Gubaidulina’s short composition based on a text by Hildegard of Bingen, which is in turn framed by two antiphons by the clever and artistically talented abbess.


With support by Das Land Steiermark – Kultur, Europa and the hibou Foundation