Our musical journeys begin again

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… in new rehearsal room Throughout Baden-Württemberg, choirs or orchestras will still not be allowed to use the premises of schools for their rehearsals until February 1, 2021. However, the Stuttgarter Oratorienchor e.V. has fortunately found a new rehearsal venue. On September 18, 2020, at around 7 p.m., we plan to finally resume our rehearsal work in the parish hall of the Erlöserkirche in Stuttgart with our musical director Enrico Trummer. There the choir will find a generous amount of space in the Great Hall and the recommended spacing rules for singing can be followed here without any problems. New Read more…

A look back at challenging months

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Like many choirs in Germany, the Stuttgarter Oratorienchor e.V. has been hit hard in its annual planning by the measures taken against the pandemic. Rescheduled or Cancelled: The choir’s regular rehearsals (regulation by the federal state and school closures for “external users”) since mid-March. The traditional Palm Sunday concert in April 2020 (A. Pärt “Stabat Mater” and Mozart’s “Requiem” in the special “Levin version”). A one-week concert tour to Bolzano/Bressanone/Caltern/Rovereto and Trento, IT at the invitation of the “Haydn Orchestra Bolzano” in June 2020 with the unpublished oratorio “Durchzug durchs Rote Meer” and “Te Deum” by J. N. Hummel and Read more…

Concert collage

Choir Retreat or Choir Retreat Time?

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In the last few weeks, choir singers have almost forgotten the term “choir retreat”. Since mid-March, the exact opposite has been the case. Even if the current circumstances prohibit normal rehearsals at the STUTTGARTER ORATORIENCHOR – we are still ACTIVE! And this is how it is: everyone sings in their own rooms at home. The choir is more or less in remote work. Each singer practises and learns new things for himself/herself at home and in this way keeps his/her own voice supple. This is done with the help of practice files for the Hummel oratorio Der Durchzug durchs rote Read more…