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Celebration & Reflection

Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

Acts

Dieter Wagner, Director
The Music of Felix Mendelssohn​

Doppelchor/8st.:
Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt op. 69,2

Deutsche Liturgie
       Ehre sei dem Vater
       Kyrie
       Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe
       Heilig, heilig, heilig
       Richte mich Gott

Frauenchöre:
Veni Domine, op. 39/1

mit Klavier/Orgel:
Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, op. 23/1
       Choral
       Fuge
       Arie mit Chor
       Choral

Hör mein Bitten

Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Thomas Scott, Director
Gabriel Fauré: Requiem
Hudson Festival Chorus and Orchestra (OH)

Vladimir Silva, Director
Danilo Guanais​: Missa de Alcaçus (20th Anniversary)
Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Participating Groups

Singkreis Wohlen/Bern - Projektchor "SMW" Frick - Kantorei der Stadtkirche Aarau

Coro de Câmara de Campina Grande

Church Choir Oberbuchsiten Switzerland

Hudson Festival Chorus & Orchestra

Singkreis Wohlen/Bern - Projektchor "SMW" Frick - Kantorei der Stadtkirche Aarau

Loiret's Singers

Projektchor Peter&Paul Aarau

Tutti Choir BSB

Special Guests

Artist's Name

Vladimir Silva

Artist's Name


Artist's Name

Thomas Scott

Artist's Name

Dieter Wagner

Participating Group Directors

Singkreis Wohlen/Bern - Projektchor "SMW" Frick - Kantorei der Stadtkirche Aarau
Dieter Wagner
Dieter Wagner is one of the best well known young conductors in Switzerland. He has conducted concerts in Austria, Japan, USA, Ukraine, Palestine and Israel, Finland, Norway, Italy, Svizzerland, Germany, Hungary and Bolivia. He is the director of the Festival Mendelssohntage Aarau and Adventsmatineen St. Margarethen. He is also asked as a member of the choir in the competition Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition/Japan and 1. International Improvisationswettbewerb Aarau. He works with the orchestras Lviv Virtuosos Academic Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Carlo Coccia di Novara, davinciorchestra, argovia philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique du Jura, Concerto Wohlen, Orchester des Edward Said National Conservatory of Music.

The choirs Singkreis Wohlen/Bern, Projektchor SMW/Frick and Kantorei der Stadtkirche Aarau are conducted since nearly 10 years bei Dieter Wagner. They had concerts together in the big concerthalls in svizzerland. For example Carmina Burana, Christmas Oratorio, Elias, Paulus, Messiah, the creation and Requiem by Verdi, Brahms and Mozart. Singkreis Wohlen/Bern made 2015 the premier world recording of Robert Schumann Neujahrslied and sing Bach in the television 2016. In the future the choirs will have a concerttour to Peru (Lima and Cusco) and Verdi Nabucco in Milano and Svizzerland 2019.
 

Church Choir Oberbuchsiten Switzerland
Iona Haueter
Iona Haueter was born 1988 in Switzerland, into a family of musicians. She completed her bachelor of arts in choral conducting in 2012 at the Conservatory of Lucerne. In June 2015, she completed her master degrees in school and church music there. Since 2013, she teaches music at a Junior High School in Switzerland. Beside that, she conducts the church choir Oberbuchsiten, plays the organ in various churches and sings in different ensembles and choirs.

Since 2013, the about 30 singers of the church choir Oberbuchsiten are conducted by Iona Haueter. The choir was founded in 1876. Since then, various demanding mass compositions and motets are performed. Our main task is the musical arrangement of about 12 services per annum. Beside the church performances, we also perform concerts and secular song gigs. In the earlier years, the liturgy was celebrated in Latin. Gregorian chorales were an important part of the repertoire. Since almost 50 years, the service is held in German and therefore, modern vocals were included in our repertoire.

Hudson Festival Chorus & Orchestra
Thomas Scott
Thomas More Scott thought that, at one point in his life, he would have to choose between his two earliest musical influences: Brubeck and Bach. Happily, he rejected that thinking and spent the rest of his life pursuing the parallel tracks of jazz and sacred vocal music. Scott, who has his Ph.D. in music theory and composition, has spent decades writing, performing and recording jazz music, having played with luminaries like Bill Watrous, Clark Terry and Bob Hope. Recently, he performed in Paris with François Moutin. 
Thomas has also conducted choirs at the Vatican, the Duomo in Florence, and St. Mark’s in Venice, and now at Carnegie Hall. Robert Page called his ensembles “deeply musical.” Having studied conducting with Joe Miller at Westminster Choir College, William Weinart at Eastman and Mark Shapiro at the European American Musical Alliance (EAMA) at La Schola Cantorum, Paris, Dr. Scott cites the keyboard works of J.S. Bach as his constant source of inspiration.
Thomas More Scott is the Director of Music Ministries at The First Congregational Church of Hudson, OH.

 

Coro de Câmara de Campina Grande
Vladimir Silva
Vladimir Silva, conductor, tenor, and composer, holds a DMA in Choral Conducting from Louisiana State University (USA). He has performed as a conductor and soloist in Brazil, Argentina, France, Italy, Austria, Germany and the USA. He has collaborated as guest professor, artist-in-residence and lecturer in various universities and conservatoires in Brazil, North America and Europe, where his papers are also available. His choral compositions have been performed and published in Brazil and in the United States. Currently, he teaches at Federal University of Campina Grande and is the Artistic Director of the Campina Grande International Music Festival.

The Campina Grande Chamber Choir, founded in 2010 and conducted by professor Vladimir Silva, has already participated in many local, regional, national and international events in Brazilian states, in the USA, and in France. Different guest conductors, including Kenneth Fulton (LSU), Randall Hooper (TAMUC), Sara Lynn Baird (AU), and Gary Packwood (MSU), have conducted the ensemble that has already won three prizes, two regional, the series “Concertos do Nordeste” (2012 and 2013), and a national one, “Concertos Didáticos FUNARTE” (2013). The choir has also performed the world première of important Brazilian composers, such as Reginaldo Carvalho, Eli-Eri Moura and Danilo Guanais.

Singkreis Wohlen/Bern - Projektchor "SMW" Frick - Kantorei der Stadtkirche Aarau
Dieter Wagner
Dieter Wagner (*1972) is one of the best well known young conductors in Switzerland. Concerts took him to Austria, Japan, USA, Ukraine, Palestine and Israel, Finland, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary and Bolivia. He is the director of the festival Mendelssohntage Aarau and Adventsmatineen St. Margarethen. He is also asked as a member of the jury in the competition Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition/Japan and 1. International Improvisationswettbewerb Aarau. He works with the orchestras Lviv Virtuosos Academic Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Carlo Coccia di Novara, davinciorchestra, argovia philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique du Jura, Concerto Wohlen, Orchester des Edward Said National Conservatory of Music.

The choirs Singkreis Wohlen/Bern, Projektchor SMW/Frick and Kantorei der Stadtkirche Aarau are conducted since nearly 10 years bei Dieter Wagner. They had concerts together in the big concerthalls in svizzerland. For example Carmina Burana, Christmas Oratorio, Elias, Paulus, Messiah, the creation and Requiem by Verdi, Brahms and Mozart. Singkreis Wohlen/Bern made 2015 the premier world recording of Robert Schumann Neujahrslied and sing Bach in the television 2016. In the future the choirs will have a concerttour to Peru (Lima and Cusco) and Verdi Nabucco in Milano and Svizzerland 2019.

Projektchor Peter&Paul Aarau
Katja Deutschmann
Katja Deutschmann was born in Switzerland. After graduating from high school with specialized subject in Spanish she made a Bachelor in Sacred Music (conducting and organ) at the Lucerne School of Music, Switzerland, and will complete her studies with a Master Degree in School Music in summer 2017. Katja Deutschmann is responsible for church music at the Peter & Paul parish in Aarau, Switzerland. She is coach and conductor of several choirs (children, youth and adults), plays the organ and sings in a number of vocal projects.

The Project Coir Peter & Paul, Aarau, Switzerland, was formed especially for the New York concert at Carnegie Hall. 50 singers from all over Switzerland have been rehearsing in Aarau for this event. Besides this project all singers are engaged in classical, church, oratorio, operetta, pop or gospel choirs and their own ensembles.