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A distinctive sound, breathtaking homogeneity, musical stylistic confidence and a proper dose of charm and wit are the exceptional trademarks of amarcord. The multifaceted and wide ranging repertoire include chants from the Middle Ages, madrigals and masses from the Renaissance, compositions and work cycles from the European Romantic period and the 20th century as well as a cappella arrangements of folk songs collected from all over the world and popular songs from Soul and Jazz.
Although the focus of concerts lies on pure a capella programs, there are regular projects with prestigious ensembles and artists such as the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Lautten Compagney Berlin or the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. The vocal ensemble is winner of several international as well as national competitions and was already awarded with a scholarship and the admittance in the Bundesauswahl Konzerte of young artists of the Deutsche Musikrat.
Numerous concert tours have lead the singers to 50 countries and almost every continent in the world. Founded in 1997 by amarcord, the international festival for vocal music ‘a cappella’ has established itself under the artistic administration of the ensemble to one of the most important festivals of its kind. In 2006 the singers released a Schubert album together with pianist Eric Schneider and the CD ‘Wald.Horn.Lied’ at german hornsound. For their CD ‘Folks & Tales’ the singers received their sixth Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award – the ‘a capella Oscar’, with which yearly the worldwide best productions in the a cappella genre are rewarded. In 2012 the ensemble received the ECHO Klassik in the category ‘Ensemble of the year/vocal’ for ‘Das Lieben bringt groß’Freud!’. ‘Rastlose Liebe – ein Spaziergang durch das romantische Leipzig’, released in 2009, was also awarded with the ECHO Klassik as well as the Luxembourgian Supersonic Award and was nominated for the MIDEM Classical Award.