The Chamber Choir of EuropeCHOIR
In just a few short years, the Chamber Choir of Europe has established itself as one of the pre-eminent choral groups on the contemporary scene - by virtue of its extensive touring and recording activity, the latter exclusively for Brilliant Classics. The Chamber Choir of Europe was founded as the Nordic Chamber Choir by chorus builder Hanno Kreft. Finding its voice under choral conductor Nicol Matt, the Chamber Choir of Europe began to make their presence felt in the concert circuit and the name change became permanent in April 2002. Since then the Chamber Choir of Europe has recorded the entire choral music of Mozart, Brahms, and Mendelssohn and all of Johann Sebastian Bach's chorales including works of Rossini, John Rutter, and Morten Lauridsen. The Chamber Choir of Europe is made up of professional singers from throughout the continent, who are pursuing a solo career or are established members of national and international radio choirs, and who meet regularly for a concentrated series of rehearsals and concerts, including festivals.
Their many outstanding recordings, awards (06-2011, Diapason d’Or for the Bach motets with Nicol Matt) and radio broadcasts (03-2011, BR recording “VOCAbuLarieS” in the Munich Philharmonic Concert Hall with Bobby McFerrin and Roger Treece) reflect the Choir’s supreme quality, whether performing as an ensemble or as solo artists, with or without orchestral accompaniment.
Over the years the Chamber Choir of Europe has enjoyed working with many composers such as Morten Lauridsen, John Rutter, Roger Treece, Ola Gjeilo, Giselle Wyers, Robert Paterson and Gunnar Eriksson, a list which underlines the Chamber Choir of Europe’s international appeal.