chor cantate domino e.v.

 

The "cantate domino choir" is the same formation that worked and sang for 21 years as "Kantorei Cantate Domino" in the Cantate Domino community of Frankfurt's Nordweststadt under the direction of Conrad Misch. In the spectrum of Frankfurt church music, Cantate Domino occupied a significant position. This was not only thanks to the outstanding acoustics of the room and the organ, famous way beyond Frankfurt, but moreover to its choir, whose concerts enjoyed enormous popularity.
This was due on the one side to the high artistic standard, on the other to the programme arrangement. Despite all difficulties, the choir consistently applied the concept of "away from the conventional". Keynotes were the concert series "French Baroque" (since 1980), "Music from Frankfurt" (since 1983) and "Music by Women" (since 1989).
As a rule, concerts at Cantate Domino were out of the ordinary, with music seldom heard anywhere else, often music that had never been performed in our city - indeed music unjustly forgotten. A fact repeatedly confirmed by the press and public.

The objective of the cantate domino choir, now a registered association, is to uphold this fine tradition. The programme itself has not changed, only the name is new. Following the retirement of choirmaster Conrad Misch, the choir had to find a new domicile, because the choir wished to continue working with its director. The new domicile has been found - in the Wartburg Church in the north of Frankfurt.

Conrad Misch, born in Helbra in the district of Eisleben, studied church music in Halle an der Saar, in Weimar and in Frankfurt am Main, state examination in 1956, from 1956 onwards cembalo in Frankfurt am Main, final examination 1962. His teachers included Heinz Wunderlich, Johannes Ernst Köhler, Helmut Walcha (organ), Erhard Mauersberger (choir direction), Kurt Hessenberg (sound and composition) and Maria Jäger-Jung (cembalo).
A study of vocal therapy and vocal science followed between 1968 and 1972 in Mainz and Munich with graduation as vocal sciences teacher. From 1956 to 1976 Conrad Misch was church musician at St. Michael in Frankfurt am Main. In 1970 he was nominated as Church Music Director. From 1978 - 1999 he was choirmaster at Cantate Domino in Frankfurt am Main.


chor cantate domino e.v.

  • Mixed choir (S A T B)
  • Contact addresses:
    Chairman: Alexander Kraft, Saalburgstr. 42, 60385 Frankfurt am Main, tel. ++49(0)69 46 21 50
    Choirmaster: Conrad Misch, Martin-Luther-Str. 59, 60389 Frankfurt am Main, tel. ++49(0)69 45 96 89
  • Discography: private concert recordings on CD
  • New singers are cordially welcome
  • Club subscription: EUR 31,- p.a.
  • Rehearsal place: Wartburg Church, Hartmann-Ibach-Str. 108
  • Rehearsal time: Wednesday 20-21.30h

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