Folkwang VOCAL ENSEMBLE
The Folkwang University of the Arts Vocal Ensemble
The Folkwang Vocal Ensemble was founded in October 2009 by Prof. Jörg Breiding, emerging from the Folkwang University of the Arts Concert Choir. The young singers are students or graduates of the Folkwang University of the Arts and have studied School Music, Church Music, Instrumental or Vocal Pedagogy with Vocal Studies as the main subject. In addition, all the members of the ensemble can call upon many years of choral experience. For example, they have sung in the Girls Choir at Essen Cathedral or in the NRW Youth Choir and – for the most part – have already taken on soloist assignments.
The repertoire consists of spiritual and secular works ranging from the Renaissance period up to the modern day, as well as traditionals, folk songs, close harmony and pop arrangements. The ensemble has taken part in master courses with Peter Philips / Tallis Scholars (April 2010) and the Hilliard Ensemble (May 2011). The performance of the Folkwang Vocal Ensemble as part of the »!Sing Day of Song 2010« was broadcast live on WDR3.
In 2012, the Folkwang Vocal Ensemble performed a concert as part of the International A-Cappella Week in Hanover. The »FOLKWANG VOCAL« CD with recordings made by the Folkwang Vocal Ensemble has appeared in the FOLKWANG CD EDITION series.