German singers perform April 4 at Reinhardt
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Members of the German vocal ensemble Calmus who will perform April 4 at Reinhardt University are, from left, Joe Roesler, Sebastian Krause, Anja Lipfert, Tobias Pöche and Ludwig Böhme.<br>Special to the Cherokee Tribune
Members of the German vocal ensemble Calmus who will perform April 4 at Reinhardt University are, from left, Joe Roesler, Sebastian Krause, Anja Lipfert, Tobias Pöche and Ludwig Böhme.
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For audiences looking for an international flavor, Calmus — a vocal ensemble from Germany — will give a concert at Reinhardt University’s Falany Performing Arts Center on April 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Formed by members who sang with the St. Thomas Boys’ Choir in Leipzig, Germany, and the Children’s Choir of the Middle German State Radio Network, the group has entertained audiences from all around the world.

Formed in 1999, with the addition of Anja Lipfert, soprano, in 2001, the group performs extensive repertoire.

Lipfert was born in Leipzig, Germany, in 1980. As early as 1986 she started her musical career and became a member of the MDR Kinderchor, a children’s choir, where she stayed until 1997.

In 1992, she started taking piano lessons. In 2001, she joined the a-capella ensemble Calmus as soprano. In 2003, she was among the prize winners of the national competition “Jugend Musiziert” (youth makes music) in the section ‘duet: voice and piano’.

Particular emphases of her repertoire are the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries.

The ensemble has forged a refined sound that few groups achieve. Their performances have received favorable media reviews.

The five Leipzig musicians have won many international prizes and competitions, including the ECHO Klassik and Supersonic Award, and the reach of their activities is constantly expanding, taking them throughout Europe as well as to North and South America. In 2010, the quintet made its debut at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Shaped by the centuries-old tradition of great German boys’ choirs, they are naturally at home in the vocal music of the Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic. Contemporary music is also a real passion.

Over the years, Calmus has commissioned numerous new works from composers including Bernd Franke, Steffen Schleiermacher, Wolfram Buchenberg, Mathew Rosenblum, Bill Dobbins, Michael Denhoff and Harald Banter, and the group has given many world premieres.

Prices for tickets are $35 for adults and $30 for seniors and children 12 and younger.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Falany Performing Arts Center box office at (770) 720-9167, or visit reinhardt.edu/fpac.

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