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Figuralchor Frankfurt (Choir)

Founded: 1966 - Frankfurt, Germany

The Figuralchor Frankfurt works in close co-operation with the Hessischen Rundfunk, at which the choir was created 1966. The choir includes about 70 singers. Since its establishment in 1966, the choir has been led by Professor Alois Ickstadt. The choir pursues its artistic goals on the basis of a long-term co-operation of its members, who receive their vocal training by individual process with Professor Gerhard Meier. The choir's repertoire covers special works of the a-capella-music from the Renaissance to the modern time, as well as works from the oratorio literature.

The Figuralchor Frankfurt has received attention and far away acknowledgement by regular appearances in Frankfurt and concert tours in its homeland and abroad. The choir co-operates with many well-known artists and orchestras, such as the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester, Royal Flemish Philharmonic (Antwerp), Polnische Kammerphilharmonie, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken. The choir has co-operated with the conductors Y. Ahronovitch, Vladimir Ashkenazy, G. Albrecht, Michael Gielen, D. Kitajenko, Marcello Viotti, H. Wolff, H. Zender, John Nelson, P. Carignani and others.

The Figuralchor Frankfurt is member of Arbeitsgemeinschaft Frankfurter Chöre (the working group of Frankfurt choirs). The choir can be heard in numerous productions for the Hessischen Rundfunk and on recordings.

Source: Figuralchor Frankfurt Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (November 2005)
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Aryeh Oron (November 2005)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

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Works

Alois Ickstadt

Choir

BWV 232

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Figuralchor Frankfurt (Official Website) [German]

 

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