European Choral Romantic
This atelier presents a refreshing insight to the rich, colourful repertoire that constitutes the Romantic choral tradition. Much of the German and English music from this period is of course well-known—but in these sessions we will also examine lesser-known treasures from the same period, by composers who worked in Scandinavia, the Baltic states, Russia and the Slavic countries. Together, we will explore some of the most beautiful sonorities and intense musical experiences ever conceived.
Jan Schumacher (DE) is the music director of Frankfurt Goethe-University as well as conductor of Camerata Musica Limburg and the Choir of TU Darmstadt. Until 2016, he was professor of conducting at the College of Church Music in Rottenburg. Jan was chorister at Limburg Cathedral and studied music education, German language and choral conducting. With his ensembles, he builds extensive repertoires from Gregorian chants to world premieres, from symphonic orchestra to Big Band, and vocal or electronic improvisation. Jan regularly leads courses for choirs, orchestras and conductors worldwide, has served as jury member for many prestigious competitions and is co-editor of many choral books.