Two weeks full of music.
Meeting people from all parts of Europe.
Mastering the challenge of a demanding concert programme all together.
Creation and participation of workshops and other events.
Moving concert experiences and new friendships.
That is what Cantare means.
In 2018 two weeks of rehearsals and a diverse framework program took place. During the daily 6 to 7 hours choir and voice group rehearsals as well as professional phonation Stabat Mater by Karls Jenkins was prepared. Our artistic directors are quiet as young as you and full of enthusiasm for music. Young people from all over the world between the age of 16 and 25 years have participated. The official languages during the event were German and English.
Rudolf Steiner Schule Düsseldorf
Beginning: 25th of march 2018
Ending: 7th of april 2018
Our artistic directors are quite as young as you and full of enthusiasm for music. They want to prepare Jenkins‘ work with you at eye-level.
Constanze Pitz studied music education with major subject artistic vocals, kath. Theology and choir conducting with Prof. Anne Kohler at HfM Detmold. In the summer of 2017 she completed her master's degree in choral conducting with Prof. T. Nuoranne at the RSH Düsseldorf. She has been conducting various vocal ensembles and choirs since 2010 and studied oratorios and operas as part of musical assistance inside and outside the university. Since March 2016 she is the director of the Clara-Schumann-Kammerchor Düsseldorf
Mikko Sidoroff (born 1985) is a choral conductor and composer from Helsinki, Finland. He graduated from the Sibelius Academy in 2011 as Master of Music and has been working as a conductor, composer and music editor since 2002. Sidoroff has composed numerous works for different choirs and conducted many first performances. He currently resides in Mannheim, Germany. This year, he will work as guest conductor of the Euro Choir (European Choral Associations), as choral conducting teacher at the Bundesakademie, and as artistic director of the Krysostomos Chamber Choir, which he founded in 2003. In addition to music, he also works as a yoga teacher.
The Orchestra of the University of the Saarland under Julia Neumann will accompany the choir.
Our concerts took place:
Friday, 06th of April 2018, 18:00 Aula der Rudolf Steiner Schule
Saturday 07th of April 2018, 16:00 Christuskirche Schwelm
The Projekt: Cantare was founded in 2010 by a Team of students. Since then it took place six times. With up to 120 participants works from classical music – with Mozarts Requiem – to mordern pieces – like John Rutters Magnificat – were performed. The organizing team is made up of other committed young people each year. Often former participants perform Cantare. During the meeting Voluteers will support the "Orga-Team".
This year's organization team consists of young people aged 15 and 23 from all over Germany. We study in a wide range of disciplines, from mechanical engineering and music management to bookbinder education or go to school. One thing connects us: the passion for Cantare and therefore the music!