Monday
17. June
at 20.30
Stolnica svetega Nikolaja (Cathedral of St. Nicholas) - Ljubljana

AUGSBURGER DOMSINGKNABEN (Germany)

 Choirmaster: Stefan Steinemann


Programme:

Johannes Mangon (1525–1578)
Salve Regina, for 4 voices

Pierre de la Rue (1452–1518)
Introitus, Kyrie (from Missa pro defunctis), for 4–5 voices

Ludwig Senfl (1486–1542)
Quis dabit oculis, for 4 voices

Gregorio Allegri (1582–1652)
Miserere, for 4–9 voices

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225, for 8 voices

William Byrd (1540–1623)
Miserere, for 5 voices

Orlando di Lasso (1532–1594)
Tui sunt coeli, for 8 voices

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525–1594)
Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei (from Missa Tu es Petrus), for 6 voices

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Jubilate Deo, for 8 voices


While the Augsburger Domsingknaben in the hands of the director of music Reinhard Kammler maintain a high standard of musica sacra in the dome of Augsburg, they have also played a professional part in the international music business for years.  They have worked with world stars such as Sir Colin Davis, Fabio Luisi, Jeffrey Tate, Thomas Hengelbrock, Mstislav Rostropowitsch, Sir Neville Marriner, Kent Nagano,  Mariss Jansons, Daniel Harding, Manfred Honeck, Bernard Haitink and Valery Gergiev. The chamber choir of the Augsburger Domsingknaben and their boy soloists have performed at music festivals such as the Schwetzinger Festspiele, Europäische Festwochen Passau or the Baltic Sea Festival Stockholm, and at distinguished opera houses such as the Bayerische Staatsoper München, Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf and Opéra national du Rhin Strasbourg, continually taking part in productions and concert projects of the Bayerische Rundfunk in the Philharmonie am Gasteig, Prinzregententheater or Herkulessal of the Residenz.

The choir has taken concert tours throughout Germany, to many European countries and overseas, such as Japan, Canada, Ecuador and South Africa. The Augsburger Domsingknaben have sung for the federal president Joachim Gauck at Schloss Bellevue as well as for the Pope in the Vatican. In 2014, they were invited to the US for a series of concerts in San Francisco and Santa Rosa, and in 2016, the choir followed an invitation of the State Poly Agency to perform all over China for four weeks. In February 2019 the Augsburger Domsingknaben participated  in a concert of Mahler’s 8th Symphony »Symphony of a Thousand« at the Philharmonie de Paris with the Munich Philharmonics conducted by Valery Gergiev. In May 2019 they performed Brittens »War Requiem« together with the Orchestre de Paris and Daniel Harding in Munich and Linz/Austria.

Numerous CDs of the Augsburger Domsingknaben have been published with renowned labels such as »harmonia mundi«, EMI, »ars musici« and Deutsche Grammophon. Together with Bernard Haitink and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks the Augsburger Domsingknaben have won the BBC Music magazine’s »Recording of the Year« for their performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 in 2018. The Augsburger Domsingknaben are also proud to be part of the Deutsche Grammophon project Bach333 released worldwide in October 2018. It is the largest  and most complete box set ever devoted to the work of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Stefan Steinemann started his musical career as a member of the Augsburger Domsingknaben, where he also had his first piano and organ lessons. After having done his Abitur, he started studying church music, singing and conducting at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. He studied under Prof. Bernhard Haas, Prof. Michael Glaeser and Prof. Monika Riedler. Furthermore, he studied at the Schola Cantorum in Basel AVES (Advanced Vocal Ensemble Studies) under Evelyn Tubb and Anthony Rooley. His extensive education is completed by numerous master courses. For his academic performance, he was awarded with the Deutschlandstipendium and a scholarship from the Maja Sacher foundation. Steinemann has already worked and performed as a singer and conductor in the USA, Asia, South Africa and many European countries. He also participates at well-known festivals as the Festwochen Alter Musik in Innsbruck, the MAFestival in Bruges, the Muenchner Residenzwoche, the Audi Sommerkonzerte or the Europaeische  Festwochen in Passau.

Since 2012, Stefan Steinemann works as a musical assistant at the Augsburger Domsingknaben. There, he concentrates on choir conduction, voice training and vocal accompaniment. In 2020, he will be successor of Reinhard Kammler as Domkapellmeister (Music Director) at the Augsburg Cathedral and take over the leadership of the Augsburger Domsingknaben.


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