The recording of Tigran Mansurian's Requiem of the Munich Chamber Orchestra and RIAS Chamber Choir for ECM Records with the preparation of the choir by Florian Helgath has been nominated for a Grammy in the category Best Choral Performance.
Florian Helgath conducts ChorWerk Ruhr in a secular programme around The Chirping of the Nightingale with works by Josquin Desprez, Cipriano de Rore, Clement Janequin and Ugis Praulins on 18 June in Essen, 19 June in Kempen and 26 June in Hattingen.
Tonu Kaljuste conducts the opening concert of the Nargen Festival with works of Estonian Tonu Korvits (new CD programme) together with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and soloists in Tallinn on 6 June.
Stefan Parkman conducts the programme "Serenade with Jazz" in Köln on 16 June with the WDR Radio Choir, WDR Big Band and jazz singer Cecile Verny performing works by
Nils Lindberg, Sven-David Sandström, Robert Sund and excerpts of Duke Ellington's "Sacred Concert" and "Come Sunday".Read more
Risto Joost conducts the Tapiola Sinfonietta in Espoo on 2 June with two Haydn Symphonies, No. 1, D major and No. 104, D major joined by songs of Franz Schubert.
Theatre of Voices and Paul Hillier perform in Toulouse/Blagnac vocal music by Arvo Pärt A Retrospective with music of five decades on 23 May.
Anna-Maria Helsing conducts the Hagen Philharmonic on 14 June in an American-Russian programme: Ives/Schuman, Variations on America, Shostakovich, Violin Concerto No. 2, Bernstein, Symphonic Dances from West Side Story among others.