The RIAS Kammerchor and it’s chief conductor and artistic director Justin Doyle have begun their season 2019-2020. It’s a season with much to offer and many composers featured. The repertoire extends from Schütz, Handel, J. S. Bach, Brahms and Ernst Krenek to Arvo Pärt and Giya Kancheli, whose 85th birthdays will be celebrated at the end of the season. In addition, Pärt’s fellow countryman Jüri Reinvere will write a new work which will be premiered with Ensemble Resonanz. It’s the next larger-scale composition the choir has commissioned, joining other pieces by Roderick Williams and Lera Auerbach.
Concerts take place in various locations in Berlin as well as across the country from Dresden to Dortmund and from Hamburg to Ludwigsburg. International touring will see the ensemble in the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain and for the first time in Dublin, Ireland.
The season brochure is here.
The first Abonnement concert is on September 26th in the Kammermusiksaal of the Berlin Philharmonie and features Justin conducting music by Schütz, Gabrieli, M. Praetorius and Bassano, with Cappella de la Torre.
See Justin explaining more about that concert here.