The mixed choir Junges Vokalensemble Hannover (JVH) performs choral music from all over the world. Down Under, the choir will focus on compositions by German composers e.g. Bach, Brahms, Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Rheinberger, and by the contemporary Australian composer Luke Byrne. In Germany Byrne has worked two times with JVH, furthermore, in 2023, he has written the commissioned work RAINFOREST for the choir. Concerts will be given in Rotorua, Auckland, Adelaide, Sydney, and Cairns. JVH will be conducted by Klaus-Jürgen Etzold.
Originally invited, in 2020, to the World Symposium on Choral Music in Auckland, JVH had additionally planned visiting partner choirs in five cities in New Zealand and Australia – among them Hannover‘s partner UNESCO Cities of Music Auckland and Adelaide – with the intention of intercultural meeting and performing together in joint concerts. Now that the Covid-19 pandemic is over, the choir is very happy to realize this tour in 2023.
JVH regularly goes on guest performance tours and international choral competitions all over the world. The choir has won a number of prestigious prizes, most recently in Lithuania in 2019 and in Rome (Italy) in 2022. JVH is deeply grateful to all partner choirs for their warm and persistent welcome and cooperation in joint concerts and to all sponsors for their generous funding. This tour will take the choir to the last continent not yet visited.
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