Course contentFelix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: The 42nd Psalm op. 42 Wie der Hirsch schreit for soprano solo, choir and orchestra as well as additional choral works with orchestra and a cappella works. The additional works are based on the composition of the choir.
Mendelssohn's famous psalm cantata Wie der Hirsch schreit is considered the most popular of his smaller choral works with orchestra. The confident basic character combines with wonderfully poetic and internalized moments, but also powerful, large-scale movements, to create an overall impression that is both moving and stirring.
In addition to the joint works, the orchestra also performs its own orchestral works. Mendelssohn's Introduction and Fugue and Warlock's 'Capriol Suite' complete the program.
We place special emphasis on a relaxed and creative rehearsal atmosphere when working on the pieces, on joyful, free music-making and being together. In daily warm-ups, some of which take place together with the orchestra, we also focus on the interplay of breath, body and voice, and the development of sound in the joint singing of catchy songs and canons.
Conversely, joint instrumental activities of choir and orchestra members are also welcome: Perhaps even new chamber music ensembles will form during the rehearsal-free time?
The week will end with a final joint festive concert in the Münster Parish Church on Saturday, July 29, 2023, 5:00 pm.
- Mona Spägele, choir director, singer, voice teacher, Info sheet about Mona Spägele
- Paul Locher, violin longtime concertmaster Orchestre de Chambre du Valais https://www.kogeo.ch/uber-uns-classic
- Matthias Walpen, violoncello solo cellist Sinfonieorchester Biel, chamber musician https://www.tobs.ch/de/tobs/team/portrait/r/19/p/21/pers/54/
Target audienceThe choir and orchestra week is aimed at singers with choir experience and/or practiced voices, as well as instrumentalists with orchestra experience.
Helpful and desired is the independent preparation of the intended works. Sheet music and practice materials will be provided in good time. The course director will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
ParticipantsThe Gommer Chor- und Orchesterwoche takes place with a minimum of 30 choir members, whereby a balanced distribution of voice registers is strived for.
Registrations for each register will be considered in the order in which they are received (waiting list may apply). The same applies to the orchestra. Deadline for registration is the end of April.
InformationFor questions about the course, please contact the course director at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about the sheet music will follow with the course confirmation.
AccommodationHotel Landhaus, Münster
CostsSpecial arrangement at Hotel Landhaus
The price includes:
- Welcome aperitif
- 6 overnight stays
- Breakfast and dinner (4-course menu)
- Course costs
- per person in double room Fr. 1340.--
- Single room Economy fully booked
- Single room Alpine fully booked
- per person in Roof Family (2 persons) Fr. 1340.-
- per person in Alpine Triple (3 persons) Fr. 1340.-
Course cost reduction for couples