The Kammerchor Hannover
was founded by young vocalists under the direction of Stephan Doormann in 2007. The new ensemble models its work on Scandinavian chamber choirs and their pronounced a-cappella tradition; a combination of the Scandinavians’ homogenous sound and Middle European expressivity is the sound for which the choir strives. The Kammerchor Hannover aims to perform challenging choir works from all periods and regions. A particular focus lies on contemporary works as well as rarely performed compositions from the Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon choral traditions. Both in its recordings and its concerts the choir shows a great concern for the music’s adequate communication. Therefore, their concerts always evolve around well-developed concepts.
La Festa Musicale
is a young Baroque orchestra, based in Northern Germany. Effervescence, joie de vivre, and virtuosity – these are the means by which the musicians breathe new life into Early Music. La festa musicale focusses its work on orchestral pieces, cantatas, and oratorios of the High Baroque period, currently performing mainly in northern Germany. Most of the orchestra’s members are graduates of the Musikhochschulen in Hanover and Bremen, and they play with Baroque ensembles such as Cantus Cölln, Das Kleine Konzert, the Collegium Cartusianum, Musica Alta Ripa, the Hannoversche Hofkapelle, the Lautten Compagney, and many more. At appearances at the Internationale Händelfestspiele in Göttingen and Halle, the Rheingau-Musikfestival, the Telemannzentrum Magdeburg, the Usedomer Musikfestival, and numerous further concerts across Germany and Europe, the musicians have left their mark as charismatic Baroque performers of the new generation who are to be reckoned with in the coming years.
was born into a family of cantors from Northern Germany, and initially studied music education at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart. He went on to complete a two-year diploma in choral direction with Prof. Anders Eby at the Royal Music Academy in Stockholm. He rounded off his education with workshops and master-classes with Eric Ericson, Dan-Olof Stenlund, Frieder Bernius, and Stefan Parkman. Together with some young singers, he founded the Kammerchor Hannover, based on the model of Scandinavian chamber choirs, in 2007. In addition to the standard choral works, Doormann focuses his attention on the contemporary repertoire for choir and on compositions of the twentieth century. His debut recording of two new cantatas with the Kammerchor Hannover on the CD Glaubenslieder was awarded the Echo Klassik in 2010. In the same year, he won third prize at the Deutscher Chorwettbewerb with the Quilisma Jugendchor which he has directed since 2006; as a result, Doormann was appointed a scholar of the Deutscher Musikrat. He was awarded the Musikvermittlungspreis by the Musikland Niedersachsen in 2011. Radio broadcasts, film productions, as well as the composition of new choral works complete the spectrum of his work.