The Madrigal choir Kiel does not restrict its concerts to Kiel and surrounding area or to the classical interpretation of madrigals. The ensemble is known beyond its borders for its high-class performance of many types of choral music. Scandinavian vocal works to make them popular with their local audiences. Since its foundation in 1990, the choir has received invitations from numerous countries around the world, including USA, Japan and South Africa. In 2015, it was a guest at the International Choir Festival in Tolosa (Spain).
The choir often returns to its musical roots in Scandinavia, with many a concert tour through Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. However, its affinity to Scandinavia is not just through its music. The Madrigal choir Kiel is grateful for the friendship they had with Eric Ericson, the Swedish choir maestro. In 2006 and 2007 Ericson worked on a Scandinavian repertoire with the choir which was presented in two concerts in Schleswig-Holstein.
Apart from North European a-cappella music the choir also dedicates itself to oratorical projects. Consequently, the works of Bach, Brahms, Handel or Rossini are part of his continuing expanding repertoire. This wide range can be heard on the audio CDs of the choir, recently as a double live CD “Twenty Years Madrigal Choir Kiel” and the CD “Moving Listening” that appeared in 2016, or in frequent concerts throughout the world. And of course those in Kiel.
WHERE AND WHEN
Saturday, October 5 2:00 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94610
Tickets are $20 general admission, or $10 for young audience (30 and under), and $35 for SFBACC supporters (if you wish to support the choir).
Tickets are available online at this link and at the door and from choir members.
(Online ticket sales end on the day of the event, but are still available at the door)