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E-Mail: info@schola-cantorum.de
Telefon: (0341) 213-2116
Addresse: Manetstraße 8, 04109 Leipzig

Sprechzeiten des Chorbüros

dienstags von 14 bis 18 Uhr
mittwochs von 14 bis 16 Uhr
donnerstags von 14 bis 20 Uhr
sowie nach vorheriger Vereinbarung

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2700 Euro Für Die Leipziger Flüchtlingshilfe

2700 Euro für die Leipziger Flüchtlingshilfe

Bei der traditionellen Weihnachtsmusik des Diakonischen Werkes Leipzig am gestrigen dritten Adventssonntag in der Nikolaikirche (Foto: Andreas Schmidt) konnten Spendeneinnahmen von insgesamt 2700,- € erzielt werden. “Die Summe wird zu 100 % an die Ökumenische Flüchtlingshilfe Leipzig weitergereicht, die damit verschiedene Projekte zur Integration von geflüchteten Menschen in Leipzig finanzieren wird”, so Missionsdirektor Christian Kreusel.

Beteiligt an der musikalischen Ausgestaltung der Weihnachtsmusik 2015 waren neben Mädchenchor und Ensemble der Schola Cantorum Leipzig ebenfalls der Denkmalchor Leipzig (Philipp Goldmann, Leitung), der Leipziger Bläserkreis (Jörg-Michael Schlegel, Leitung) sowie der Leipziger Organist Espen Melbø.

Die Schola Cantorum Leipzig ist seit 2004 federführend bei der Programmgestaltung des Konzertes. Die Traditionsveranstaltung selbst findet seit 1946 jedes Jahr am 3. Advent in der Nikolaikirche statt, ursprünglich entstanden aus der Idee, den Vertriebenen des zweiten Weltkrieges eine Weihnachtsmusik zu ermöglichen und ihnen damit das Ankommen in der neuen Heimat zu erleichtern. Beim gestrigen Konzert in der Nikolaikirche zu Gast waren unter anderem 20 geflüchtete Menschen aus Syrien, die der Musik andächtig lauschten. “Nie hätte ich gedacht, dass der ursprüngliche Sinn unserer Weihnachtsmusik noch einmal so aktuell werden würde”, so Pfarrer Christian Kreusel in seiner Ansprache.

Girls and female choir of the city of Leipzig

The Schola Cantorum Leipzig's girls and female choir has 80 singers between the ages of 12 and over 30. The choir belongs to Germany's best and is internationally renowned, not least of all due to the high level of musical quality demanded, its rigorous youth development programs, many concert tours abroad as well as a variety of awards won in acclaimed competitions. The choir is especially well versed in the presentation of renaissance period equal voices, a-cappella compositions as well as contemporary pieces. It also regularly works together with German orchestras on choral symphonic works. The choir's vast repertoire includes not only the German romantic works of composers such as Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms or Rheinberger, but the ensemble has also made important explorations into French music from the turn of the century. One important key component of the choir's work is the interpretation of contemporary music.

The girls and female choir has been a part of presentations of great oratory works such as Bach's "Passion of St. Mathew", Mendelssohn's "Paulus" and Orff's "Carmina Burana" and has given concerts in Leipzig's most important churches and concert halls. In 1999, the ensemble arranged the official ceremony for the Federal Republic of Germany's 50th birthday in Berlin's Reichstag and 2015 saw the choir sing for Chancellor Angela Merkel as part of the 80th German Welfare Day. The quality of the choirs is attested to by their successful participation in numerous national and international competitions as well as manifold radio, television and CD recordings.

Welcome to the choirs of the Schola Cantorum Leipzig!

The Schola Cantorum Leipzig was founded in 1963 as a youth choir and has been working with the sponsorship of the city of Leipzig since 1982. Today, the Schola Cantorum Leipzig provides musical guidance and training for around 300 children, youth and young adults; singing and making music at all levels from earliest training to the so called "spatzen choirs", children's, girls and female choir through to the chamber choir.

Do you need more information about our choirs or upcoming events? Do you want to know how to become a member of one of the choirs? Or would you like to submit a performance request? Do not hesitate to contact our office via our contact forms or via e-mail!

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