Chamber Choir “Vocalisti Rostochienses”
The chamber choir “VOCALISTI ROSTOCHIENSES” was founded in October 2001 as an offshoot of the mixed choir of Rostock University of Music and Drama. 30 singers, all students and graduates of the hmt, devote themselves primarily to a cappella singing under the direction of Prof. Dagmar Gatz. The repertoire is occasionally extended to include choral symphonic works (Telemann “Die Tagezeiten”, Rossini “Petite Messe Solenelle”, Honegger “King David”, Vivaldi “Gloria”, Dvorak “Requiem”, Orff “Carmina Burana”, Brahms “Requiem”).
“Vocalisti Rostochienses” took part in their first international choral competition in autumn 2002, winning 4 prizes at the International Choral Days in Prague (Golden Ribbon, winner of the Chamber Choir category, Programme Selection, Conductor’s Prize). Other highlights of their work were taking part in the 1st “Harald Andersen” International Chamber Choir Competition at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki in 2003, a meeting of Baltic university choirs in Szczecin in September 2003 and taking part in the 4th International Choir Festival in Stettin in May 2004. At the 18th International Choir Competition in Verona in March/April 2005, they won 1st prize and a special prize for the best interpretation of an obligatory work. At the “World Choir Games 2008” in Graz, the choir won a gold medal and was named “Champion of the World Choir Games” for winning the chamber choir category.
Further successes followed: two gold medals in June 2014 at the 42nd International Choir Festival / Choir Competition in Olomouc (Czech Republic), two more gold medals and first prizes at the International Choir Festival 2016 in Lisbon.
In May 2018, the chamber choire traveled to the Latvian capital for concerts as part of an exchange project with the Chamber Choir of the Riga University of Music. Previously, the Latvian choir was a guest at concerts in Rostock and Schwerin.
The chamber choir rehearses once a week on Thursdays from 7 pm to 9 pm.
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