Most Important Facts:
about 30 singers who are aimed to sing sophisticated choir music from all epochs and styles, sacred as well as secular.
Opuses from Renaissance to Avantgarde. Premieres of present age music is part of our program as well as rehearsing arrangements on Jazz, Pop or folkloric sets. While we are focused on À Capella choir music the Aachen Chamber Choir sometimes presents oratory opuses from the baroque or romantic era.
The Aachen Chamber Choir achieved awards at the international choir contests of Spittal (Austria) and Budapest (Hungary). 1998 we received the highest award at the choir contest ofNorth Rhine-Westphalia. 2010 the Aachen Chamber Choir became category winner at the International Robert Schumann Choir Contest in Zwickau. Recently, we drew first price at the "Laudate Dominum" - 5th International Sacred Music Choir Festival & Competition in Vilnius, Lithuania.
The Aachen Chamber Choir attended the international choir festivals in Fano (Italy) and Nice (France). We are co-founder and initiator of the Internationale Chorbiennale
in Aachen, a bi-annual choir-festival with international and regional choirs.
We have made ourselves a name singing concerts in the Aachen area, all over Germany (Cologne, Bonn, Hamburg, Berlin a.o.) as well as abroad (Netherlands, Italy, France, Austria, Hungary, Egypt, Russia, Poland, Lithuania and the Czech Republic). We also performed in concerts in alliance with other well-known ensembles, for example with the Aachen Symphonic Orchestra .
The Aachen Chamber Choir performed a radio show for WDR (public broadcasting service for North Rhine-Westphalia) and the SFB (public broadcasting service for Berlin). We also produced CD records, among those Alexanderfest
(G.F. Händel, 2007); Hohes Lied der Liebe
(various composers, 2011)
Since summer of 1996 the choir is directed by Martin te Laak.
We are member of the German Concert Choir Association