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Helmut Haag (Conductor)

Born: Pfalz, Germany

The German choral conductor, Helmut Haag, studied violin, singing and music education at the Staatlichen Musikhochschule des Saarlandes.

From 1970 to 2008 (or from 1971 to 2007), Helmut Haag was a violinist in the Rundfunksinfonieorchester Saarbrücken (RSO), today's Deutschen Radio Philharmonie. He was co-founder of the Neuen Saarländischen Kammerorchester, which he temporarily headed from the concert-master pult. The particular propensity for chamber music led to a variety of activities in various instrumental ensembles and in 1983 finally establishing the Arensky Trio, which has made a name particularly through recordings of rare works of chamber music. He is also regularly conducting various orchestras.

In addition to his work as a violinist, Helmut Haag headed from 1974 to 1997 the Evangelische Kantorei St. Ingbert, founded in 1976 the concert series of the Freundes- und Förderkreises für Kirchenmusik (Friendship and Assistance for Church Music) at the Martin-Luther-Kirche, and conducted numerous choral and orchestral concerts, including as part of the Music Festival Saar.

Even if this artistic phase is long back, the co-operation with the Catholic Church Choir still very present. It led to an ecumenical community choir, culminating in a memorable performance of the Johannes Brahms Requiem. But virtually unknown works of St. Ingbert composers Hans Simon and Erna Woll were vrought back to life by Helmut Haag conducting the Evangelische Kantorei St. Ingbert.

Since September 1, 2008, Helmut Haag again leads the Evangelische Kantorei St. Ingbert, and is also the artistic director of the Freundes- und Förderkreises für Kirchenmusik.

Source: Evangelische Kantorei St. Ingbert, English translation by Aryeh Oron (March 2009)
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Aryeh Oron (March 2009)

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