Chor Levantate Ulm e.V.
Mixed Choir with Social Engagement
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If you are interested in singing, don’t hesitate, drop in, and give it a try! We rehearse every Wednesday at 20:00 pm (exept during school vacation) at Hans und Sophie Scholl-Gymnasium, Ulm. Meet us at the main entrance (>> How to get there). We are happy to have new singers join us!
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The Ulm based Choir Levantate will perform a very special concert: the Requiem in c minor written by Michael Haydn (1737-1806).
This requiem is rarely being performed nowadays. As its composer always remained in the shadow of his famous brother Joseph is it farely unjustifiable to not give credits to his composition as it is done to other requiems of his time.
At its first performance in January 1772, father and son Mozart were part of the string orchestra, and young Wolfgang Amadeus was quite impressed by the style of sacred music which his older friend Michael Haydn had written.
The second opus of the evening, “Gehen“, is a premiere. Assigned by the the choir Levantate, the Stuttgart based contemporanean composer Jan Kopp (*1971) has written this piece for mixed choir, four trumpets, three trombones, and drums.
In reference to a poem by Antonio Machado (1875-1939), a Spanish lyricist: It is about the metaphore of the wanderer on his/her way, which comes into being by being wandered, and which can never be wandered for a second time. This idea goes well with the pre-Easter topics.