Reading Session – Treasures from 500 years of choral music

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LITERATURE
reading session (60 min.)
Friday 14.00 hrs
Bibliotheek Neude

In Europe there are around 37 million active choral singers. They are sustained by people’s enthusiasm for singing together and the variety that the 500-year history of choral music has to offer us. An enthusiasm which the German choral music specialist Carus has now shared for 50 years.

From the beginning, the company published many first editions, in particular championing the works of Felix Mendelssohn. Through its highly acclaimed editions and recordings, Carus has spearheaded the long-overdue rediscovery of choral music by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, Gottfried August Homilius, Jan Dismas Zelenka, and Louis Spohr. Jan Schumacher, University Music Director at the Goethe University in Frankfurt-am-Main (and a long-standing friend of Carus), takes you on a journey through some of the special treasures of the Carus catalog, which would probably still be unknown today without their editorial achievements. You can look forward to a journey through 500 years of choral music – from Heinrich Schütz to Clytus Gottwald!

About the session leader

Jan Schumacher

Jan Schumacher

Jan Schumacher (Germany) is a music director at Goethe-University, Frankfurt. He teaches conducting at the Darmstadt Music Academy and is the conductor of the award-winning ensemble Camerata Musica Limburg, with whom he was invited to perform at ACDA National Conference, IFCM World Symposium and America Cantat Festival. By 2016, he was a professor of conducting at the College of Church Music in Rottenburg.

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