The Choralschola of St. Michael's was founded in 2007 in order to assign an ensemble to the most ancient and distinct vocal music of the Roman Church, the Carolingian chant. Currently there are twelve men who together with our choral director cultivate the Cantus Gregorianus.
The Schola follows the latest findings of semiological research in its performances. Thus its members revive the chants of the Middle Ages, weave them into the festive liturgy of St. Michael's Church and allow listeners of our time to experience them in a liturgical setting.
Rehearsals usually take place in the oratory of St. Michael's Church, on the day before the respective Solemn Mass.
Dr. Frank Höndgen
Phone +49 / 89 / 23 17 06-34
Fax +49 / 89 / 23 17 06-40
The Chamber Choir of St. Michael's was founded in 2006 to provide music for the festive arrangement of services during Holy Week. According to ancient traditions, all instrument fall and remain silent in the liturgy between Holy Thursday and the Easter night; the only music left is vocal music. The choir continues this tradition by dedicating itself mainly to a capella literature from the 16th to 21st century.
The choir and orchestra of St. Michael's have by far the longest and richest tradition of all the musical ensembles connected to our church. They can look back at a history that spans more than 400 years, starting with the consecration of the altars in 1592, which was accompanied by then maestro di capella Orlando di Lasso. Today the choir and orchestra are essential elements in the great concert of all musical ensembles at St. Michael's.