Mass in B minor, BWV 232
- hmt Rostock / Katharinensaal Beim St.-Katharinenstift 8 18055 Rostock (map)
Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Johann Sebastian Bach
Klara Brockhaus, Yumi Tatsumiya, soprano II
Alina Behning, Jaehee Lee, alto
Saemchan Lee, tenor
Lino Ackermann, Jonathan Hartzendorf, bass I
Yoorang Han, Junho Jung, bass II
Chamber Choir of the hmt „Vocalisti Rostochienses“ →
Dagmar Gatz, rehearsal →
Jugendkammerchor of the Musikgymnasium Schwerin →
Bernd Spitzbarth, rehearsal →
Instrumentalisten des Hochschulorchesters →
Christfried Göckeritz, conductor →
The choir Vocalisti Rostochienses is the chamber choir of the Rostock University of Music and Drama. Professor Dagmar Gatz founded the choir in 2001 and is still its conductor. The choir’s repertoire consists mainly of a cappella music, but it regularly sings with orchestras and soloists as well. Just one year after its formation, the choir won four out of four possible prizes at the international choir competition in Prague. They have since won many more competitions, gold medals and awards, including the title CHAMPION OF THE WORLD CHOIR GAMES 2008 in Graz, Austria.
Orchestra of the University of Music and Performing Arts Rostock
Orchestra of the Rostock University of Music and Drama. Since the foundation of Rostock’s University of Music and Drama, the university orchestra has been offering students the possibility to explore the wide field of orchestral music, staging orchestra works as well as operas and large works for chorus, orchestra and soloists. Projects from previous years include Brahms’ “A German Requiem”, Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” and “St. Paul”, Dvorák’s “Stabat Mater”, masses by Schubert and Bruckner, and Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem”. The orchestra also participated in the last Bach Festival in Rostock in 1995.
Youth Chamber Choir of the Schwerin Musikgymnasium
The Youth Chamber Choir of the Schwerin Musikgymnasium was founded by Bernd Spitzbarth in 2014 and consists of students of the Schwerin Musikgymnasium, a high school with a specialised musical profile. It continues the successful tradition of choral singing at the Musikgymnasium. Contemporary music as well as concerts with early music ensembles are part of the choir’s wide-spread repertoire. The choir won two gold medals at the international choir competition Coral de Verão in Lisbon in 2015 and another two gold medals in Olomouc (Czech Republic) the year after. In 2017, the choir toured China for several concerts.
Before Christfried Göckeritz studied orchestral conducting at the University of Music „Franz Liszt“ in Weimar, he was a member of the Dresdner Kreuzchor. In 1979, he became director of music at the Volkstheater Rostock and worked as a guest conductor with renowned orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. His name is closely linked to the Rostock University of Music and Drama, which was founded in 1994. There he has been professor of conducting, coaching and piano score reading since 1994, and was the university‘s rector from 2004 to 2012.
Dagmar Gatz studied at the University of Music „Franz Liszt“ in Weimar. She taught choir conducting and piano at the Institute for Musicology at the University of Rostock from 1983 to 1994 and has since been teaching choir conducting, choir singing and piano at the Rostock University of Music and Drama. She is the founding conductor of the chamber choir “Vocalisti Rostochienses”, with which she has won several prizes at major choir competitions. In 2002, Dagmar Gatz was awarded the prize for choir conducting at the international choir competition in Prague, Czech Republic.
Bernd Spitzbarth studied at the University of Music “Franz Liszt” in Weimar. He subsequently took masterclasses with Kurt Masur, Kurt Sanderling and Karl Österreicher. He teaches at the music college in Schwerin, where he also conducts the highly decorated youth chamber choir. With the choir he has toured Japan, Europe and the USA as well as taking part in radio broadcast recordings, music festivals and various workshops. Bernd Spitzbarth also teaches at the Rostock University of Music and Drama.