Gaechinger Cantorey

Detail of the original truhe organ from Silbermann (photo hs)
Detail of the original truhe organ from Silbermann (photo hs)

With the 2016|17 season a new era has begun for the world-famous ensembles of the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, which perform under the joint name of Gaechinger Cantorey. Originally, the choir which Helmuth Rilling founded in 1954 was called the »Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart«. This was heard in all the well-known international concert halls with illustrious partners such as the Vienna Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

The historicised spelling of the name »Gaechinger Cantorey« now refers both to the choir, widely recognised and recently transformed by Hans-Christoph Rademann since he became Akademie Director in 2013, and also to the the newly-formed baroque orchestra of the Internationale Bachakademie which performs alongside the choir. By deciding to have its own baroque orchestra and a choir formed of singers with practical, performing criteria in mind, the Bachakademie is forging a new path. The basic kind of sound, and at the same time the unique international selling point of this new approach underlies the Bachakademie’s decision to commission a historical replica of a chamber organ by the legendary organ builder and contemporary of Bach, Gottfried Silbermann. An original instrument by him has recently been discovered in Seerhausen, Saxony. As an example of the baroque sound, true to the original, this replica embodies the approach at the very heart of a Bachakademie of the future.

The newly-founded baroque orchestra and the newly-constituted choir of the Bachakademie will perform under the joint name Gaechinger Cantorey from now onwards. Based on the historic foundations of the Bach era, and with roots in the living performance history of the choir founded by Helmuth Rilling, this name represents an integrated musical approach and the aesthetic sound ideal of the baroque.

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Ensemble History

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart (1954 until 2016)

Bach-Collegium Stuttgart (1965 until 2016)

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The new sound of the Bachakademie
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events

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Akademiekonzert V – Händel Ligeti Messiaen Bach
21.04.2018 | Stuttgart
Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle
Akademiekonzert V - Händel Ligeti Messiaen Bach
22.04.2018 | Stuttgart
Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle
Liebestrank – KONZERT FÄLLT AUS
04.05.2018 | Stuttgart
Im Wizemann
Südamerika-Tournee
23.05.2018 | Südamerika
Im Wizemann
Bachfest Leipzig – Kantaten
09.06.2018 | Leipzig
Nikolaikirche
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