Tõnu Kaljuste has been appointed as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir as of 1 August. His first project of the tenure are concerts on 7 and 8 August in Tallinn and Viljandi with music by Veljo Tormis on the occasion of his 91st birthday.
Vox Clamantis is nominated for OPUS KLASSIK with the album Cyrillus Kreek: The Suspended Harp of Babel for ECM Records in the category choir music. On 10 October the award celebration will take place at Berlin Konzerthaus.
Les Vents Francais are nominated for OPUS KLASSIK in category Chamber Music 19th century for their album Romantique with music by George Onslow, Louis Spohr and August Klughardt. The award presentation will take place at Konzerthaus Berlin on 10 October.
For the two albums Mozart: Requiem with Chorwerk Ruhr, Concerto Köln and soloists for Coviello Records as well as Praetorius & Italy with RIAS Kammerchor and Capella de la Torre for deutsche harmonia mundi Florian Helgath has been nominated for OPUS KLASSIK in the category choir music. The award presentation will take place at Konzerthaus Berlin on 10 October.
BR Klassik broadcasts the recent concert of Les Vents Francais in Neumarkt on 21 July, 18:05-19:30 with music by Mozart, Klughardt and Poulenc:
The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir performs in Tristan und Isolde at Festival d'Aix-en-Provence under Sir Simon Rattle and London Symphony on 2, 5, 8, 11 and
15 July as well as in Kaija Saariaho: Innocence (world premiere) under Susanna Mälkki and London Symphony on 3, 6, 10 and 12 July.Read more
Grete Pedersen and The Norwegian Soloists' Choir lately received the renowned Spellermann Prize for their album Lament (compositions by Lars Petter Hagen, Nils Henrik Asheim and Arne Nordheim) on BIS Records.
Sony Classical | deutsche harmonia mundi releases the first album of Dorothee Oberlinger and Edin Karamazov with their highly acclaimed programme for recorder and
lute by J.S. Bach on 11 June.Read more
Florian Helgath conducts the Zürcher Sing-Akademie with music by Alfred Schnittke, Josef Rheinberger, Charles Hubert Parry, Knut Nystedt, Giuseppe di Bianco and Burkhard Kinzler on 11 June, 19:30 at Rheinau Klosterkirche. The video is available afterwards yet. Here the link: https://www.sing-akademie.ch/concerts.php
The BBC Concert Orchestra has extended the tenure of Anna-Maria Helsing as its Principal Guest Conductor until 2024. She conducts four programmes per season. On 6 September 2021 Helsing gives her debut with this orchestra at BBC Proms.