Mass in b-minor, BWV 232
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Mass in b-minor, BWV 232
Johann Sebastian Bach
The choir “Vocalisti Rostochienses” is the chamber choir of the University of Music and Performing Arts Rostock. Professor Dagmar Gatz founded the choir in 2001 and still is its conductor. The choir’s repertoire consists mainly of a cappella music, but they regularly sing with orchestras and soloists as well. Already one year after its formation, the choir won four out of four possible prices 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
Since the foundation of Rostock’s University of Music and Performing Art, the university orchestra has been offering students the possibility to explore the wide field of orchestral music in staging orchestra works as well as operas and large works for chorus, orchestra and soloists. Projects of the previous years include Brahms’ “A German Requiem”, Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” and “St. Paul”, Dvořák’s “Stabat Mater”, masses by Schubert and Bruckner and Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem”. The orchestra participated already in the last Bach Festival in Rostock in 1995.
Youth Chamber Choir of the Schwerin Musikgymnasium
The youth chamber choir 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.
The former member of the Dresdner Kreuzchor studied orchestral conducting at the University of Music “Franz Liszt” in Weimar. He subsequently became Kapellmeister at the Volkstheater Rostock, led the orchestra of the University of Music “Hanns Eisler” and was invited to conduct the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1994, Christfried Göckeritz became professor for conducting, coaching and piano score reading at the newly-established University of Music and Performing Arts Rostock and served as the its 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 University of Music and Performing Arts Rostock. She is the founding conductor of the chamber choir “Vocalisti Rostochienses”, with which she 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.