Choral Life in Switzerland, 19th-21st Century
The event Choral Life in Switzerland, 19th-21st Century will take place on the 17th-18th September and 3rd October 2021. A two-day conference at the University of Bern will be followed by concerts at the Französische Kirche Bern and the Aula of the University of Fribourg.
The international conference will focus on topics such as choral life in the different language regions of Switzerland from the 19th to the 21st century, present and past Swiss composers, as well as social, political, and historical aspects related to choral societies and their activities.
The two concerts will offer a rare opportunity to hear live vocal works by Swiss composers from the 19th century to our days, including two world premieres by the composers Leopold Dick and Jean-François Michel, specially commissioned for this event.
- 17-18 September 2021, University of Bern
- Professor Friedhelm Brusniak, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany
- Professor Beat Föllmi, Université de Strasbourg, France
- PD Dr Delphine Vincent, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
- Composers: Leopold Dick and Jean-François Michel
- Moderation: Dr Irène Minder-Jeanneret, Dictionary of Music in Switzerland
Participation in the conference is free of charge, but registration is needed.
- 18 September 2021, 7:30 pm, Französische Kirche Bern
- 3 October 2021, 5 p.m., Aula of the University of Fribourg
- Works by Hans Huber, Emile Jaques Dalcroze, Jean Binet, Othmar Schoeck, Gion Antoni Derungs, Heinz Holliger, Caroline Charrière.
- World premiere of commissioned works by Leopold Dick and Jean-François Michel
- Canto Classico Konzertchor Bern – Willi Derungs, direction
- Choeur de Chambre de l’Université de Fribourg – Pascal Mayer, direction
- Soloists of the singing class of Prof Christian Hilz (Bern University of the Arts – HKB)