Chorus Sine Nomine

General Information

Year of Foundation:  1991


Chorus Sine Nomine (founded in 1991 by Johannes Hiemetsberger) ranks as one of Austria's leading vocal ensembles - before all it represents a homogenous a cappella sound, a burning desire in steady advancement and sophisticated concert projects.


The choir has won numerous first prizes at eminent choir competitions, issued several CDs, launches unconventional a cappella concert projects such as "Cry", "Frost", "Happy Birthday", "The Power of Heaven" and "tuuli" (which won a special prize for stage projects), and regularly commissions works from contemporary composers such as Wolfgang Sauseng, J. Peter Koene ("composer in residence" in the season 2012/13).


Chorus Sine Nomine has given guest performances at the Konzerthaus and Musikverein in Vienna, Styriarte, the Salzburger Festspiele Pfingsten + Barock, Brucknerhaus Linz, Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus, and Musikfestival Grafenegg, among many others. It also performs regularly at the "Jeunesse"-concert series in Vienna, and sees increasing performances at international venues (Ravenna Festival, Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Barbican Hall, Philharmonie in Munich and Elbphilharmonie Festival in Hamburg).


With conductors of the rank of Jordi Savall, Martin Haselböck, H.K. Gruber, Gidon Kremer, and Trevor Pinnock, and orchestras such as Camerata Salzburg, Wiener Symphoniker, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, L'Orfeo Barockorchester, and Ensemble Sarband, CHORUS SINE NOMINE also implements programmes for choir and orchestra of great stylistic variety, having performed, among others, Cavalieri's Rappresentatione di anima, et di corpo, Monteverdi's Vespro della Beata Vergine, great choral works by Bach, Rachmaninoff's All-night Vigil, Bernstein's Mass, Weill's Mahagonny, Steve Reich's Desert Music, and Gubaidulina's The Canticle of the Sun of St Francis of Assisi.



Renaissance / Baroque, Classical / Romantic, mass, choir-orchestra, Contemporary, Opera in concert, opera scenic

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