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Mass for double choir a cappella

4 June 2023 | 00:00

Sous la surface – A staged concert for choir, saxophone and tape
Frank Martin Messe pour double choeur a cappella (Mass for double choir a cappella)

A mass and a premiere as a heartfelt appeal to humanity: a hundred years ago, Frank Martin wrote one of the greatest masterpieces in Swiss music history. The Ensemble Choeur3 will present this work from a completely new perspective. To do this, the saxophonist and performer Philippe Koerper (* 1986, F/CH) will develop intermediate pieces that reflect and expand the breathtaking beauty of Frank Martin’s sound architecture. Inspired by the vastness of Iceland, a unique cooperation between two top-class European ensembles – chamber choir Ensemble Choeur3 (Dreiland) and Cantoque Ensemble (Island) – creates a completely new look at one of the most important milestones in choral music of the 20th century.


4 June 2023


Freiburg im Breisgau (D)
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany


Ensemble Chœur3 en Cantoque Ensemble
Philippe Koerper saxophone, composition
Abélia Nordmann concept, mise en espace, conductor