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 sacred music at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf. After the A exam the German Music Council supported his appliance for scholarship for choir conduction at the Music Academy of Cologne. Following this study he did several master classes, among others with Prof. Eric Ericson (Stockholm). During his studies Martin te Laak founded the “Overbacher Singschule” (Overbach School of Singing). Together with Choirs from this school he received several awards at the German Choir Contest as well as the State Choir Contest. He directed this school until 2012. Martin te Laak is the artistic director of the Aachener Chambre Choir as well as the “Jülicher Vocalwerkstatt” (Jülich Vocal Workshop ) which he co founded in 2012. As Director of the State Choir of the Youth Singers in the Choir Association of North Rhine-Westphalia he takes care of the children and youth choirs' musical interests. He is instructing choir conductors at the Music Academy of North Rhine-Westphalia. He arranged and performed many concerts as well as CD recordings and broadcasts.

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