A trade fair for choirs, and an exhibition of all that belongs to choir life, is taking place in the UNESCO music city of Hanover at the end of September.
Musikmesse Chor.com is considered the most important European gathering place for everything that belongs to the choir. Despite the corona pandemic, it will be held in Hanover on September 23-26. Among other things with 35 top-class concerts over three days
Nordic choir music
This year, the choir fair focuses on Nordic choir music. There will be concerts and masterclasses with top ensembles from Denmark, Sweden, and Norway:
Eric Ericsson’s Chamber Choir (with Florian Benfer as conductor), Mikaeli Chamber Choir (with Anders Eby as conductor), Vocal Line from Denmark (with Jens Johansen as conductor), Collegium Vocale Gent (with Kaspars Putniņš as conductor), Swedish vocal ensemble Riltons Vänner, Norwegian Soloist’s Ensemble (with Grete Pedersen as conductor), and a large number of German choirs.
Deutsche Chorverband (German Choir Association) invites you to the largest European meeting place for the choir music scene with concerts, workshops, and a forum for conversation and exchange of thoughts and ideas.
Young composers get to try
In a so-called Voice-Lab, young composers get to test their choral musical ideas and receive guidance from Karin Rehnqvist, Fredrik Malmberg (from Royal College of Music in Stockholm), and Eric Ericsson’s Chamber Choir.
Karin Rehnqvist also returns in another workshop: How to Compose for Choir – Detail-Skills in Composition.
Since 2011, chor.com has been a platform for choir leaders, choir producers, music educators, church musicians, music publishers, and choir singers.
During the three days, there will be more than 200 workshops, masterclasses, coaching, and choir rehearsals for different choir music genres and ensembles.
Here, they want choirs, artists, and lecturers to make the participants think outside the box and show how vocal music can be designed, organized, staged, and communicated.
The picture: Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Sweden