Ensemble Amarcord to perform at FMU, Nov. 23
Ensemble Amarcord, a male a cappella quintet, will perform as part of Francis Marion University’s Artist Series, Tuesday, Nov. 23.
The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the Hyman Fine Arts Center’s Kassab Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Ensemble Amarcord was founded in 1992 by former members of the renowned St. Thomas Boys Choir of Leipzig, Germany. The current lineup of Wolfram Lattke (tenor), Dietrich Barth (tenor), Frank Ozimek (baritone), Daniel Knauft (bass), and Holger Krause (bass) has remained intact since 1995.
The group focuses on music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, as well as collaborations with contemporary composers. Amarcord’s repertoire also contains a variety of different programs covering all facets of vocal music, ranging from madrigals through romantic compositions to a cappella arrangements of well-known songs.
The vocal quintet has won several international competitions, and alongside the Gewandhaus Orchestra and St. Thomas Boys Choir, Amarcord is one of Leipzig’s main musical representatives in Germany and abroad. The ensemble regularly appears at important international music festivals, and has undertaken several concert tours across Europe and North America, where it was enthusiastically received in cities including San Francisco, Washington, New York, Atlanta, Houston and Salt Lake City.
In addition to its concert activity, Amarcord has also made its mark by establishing and organizing “a cappella,” the regular Leipzig festival of vocal music.
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