Welcome to the Aachen Chamber Choir !

We are about 30 singers. We love music in versatile styles and from different epochs. We like to face new musical challenges. We emphasize good voice training and good spirit!
WE SING!



German version

Choir

Most Important Facts:
Foundation: September 1981
Members: about 30 singers who are aimed to sing sophisticated choir music from all epochs and styles, sacred as well as secular.
Repertoire: Opuses from Renaissance to Avantgarde. Premieres of present age music is part of our program as well as rehearsing arrangements on Jazz, Pop or folkloric sets. While we are focused on À Capella choir music the Aachen Chamber Choir sometimes presents oratory opuses from the baroque or romantic era.
Competitions: The Aachen Chamber Choir achieved awards at the international choir contests of Spittal (Austria) and Budapest (Hungary). 1998 we received the highest award at the choir contest ofNorth Rhine-Westphalia. 2010 the Aachen Chamber Choir became category winner at the International Robert Schumann Choir Contest in Zwickau. Recently, we drew first price at the "Laudate Dominum" - 5th International Sacred Music Choir Festival & Competition in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Festivals: The Aachen Chamber Choir attended the international choir festivals in Fano (Italy) and Nice (France). We are co-founder and initiator of the Internationale Chorbiennale in Aachen, a bi-annual choir-festival with international and regional choirs.
Concerts: We have made ourselves a name singing concerts in the Aachen area, all over Germany (Cologne, Bonn, Hamburg, Berlin a.o.) as well as abroad (Netherlands, Italy, France, Austria, Hungary, Egypt, Russia, Poland, Lithuania and the Czech Republic). We also performed in concerts in alliance with other well-known ensembles, for example with the Aachen Symphonic Orchestra .
Records: The Aachen Chamber Choir performed a radio show for WDR (public broadcasting service for North Rhine-Westphalia) and the SFB (public broadcasting service for Berlin). We also produced CD records, among those Alexanderfest (G.F. Händel, 2007); Hohes Lied der Liebe (various composers, 2011)
Choir Director: Since summer of 1996 the choir is directed by Martin te Laak.
Associations: We are member of the German Concert Choir Association.

Conductor

Martin te Laak studied church music at the Düsseldorf College of Music. After the A-exam he received a scholarship from the German Music Council under which he studied choral conducting at the Cologne College of Music. Following this education, he attended several master classes, among others with Professor Eric Ericson (Stockholm). Already during his studies Martin te Laak founded the Overbach Singing School which he led until 2012. With the choirs of this school, he received several awards at the German Choir Competition and the State Choir Competition of North Rhine-Westphalia. Since 1996, Martin te Laak has been responsible for the artistic direction of the Aachener Kammerchor. Starting in 2015, he cares - as State Choir Master of the Young Singers within the Choral Association of North Rhine-Westphalia - about the musical interests of the children's and youth choirs. Since 2010, he has been working for the State Music Academy of North Rhine-Westphalia in the field of choral conductor training. His work is documented by numerous concerts at home and abroad and by CD productions and radio recordings.

Upcoming events/concerts

Contact

Concerts / Organisation
Barbara Glaser, Tel 0241-406697
post@aachener-kammerchor.de


Sing-along
Martin te Laak
dirigent@aachener-kammerchor.de


Chair
Peggy Marx