Celebration & Reflection

Celebration & Reflection
Friday, May 26, 2017
7:00 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Vladimir Silva, Director
Danilo Guanais​: Missa de Alçacuz (20th Anniversary)
Dieter Wagner Conducts
Distinguished Concerts Singers International
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Participating Ensembles:

Church Choir Oberbuchsiten Switzerland
Singkreis Wohlen/Bern - Projektchor "SMW" Frick - Kantorei der Stadtkirche Aarau

Church Choir Oberbuchsiten Switzerland

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Iona Haueter
Iona Haueter was born 1988 in Switzerland, into a family of musicians. She completed her bachelor of arts in choral conducting in 2012 at the Conservatory of Lucerne. In June 2015, she completed her master degrees in school and church music there. Since 2013, she teaches music at a Junior High School in Switzerland. Beside that, she conducts the church choir Oberbuchsiten, plays the organ in various churches and sings in different ensembles and choirs.

Since 2013, the about 30 singers of the church choir Oberbuchsiten are conducted by Iona Haueter. The choir was founded in 1876. Since then, various demanding mass compositions and motets are performed. Our main task is the musical arrangement of about 12 services per annum. Beside the church performances, we also perform concerts and secular song gigs. In the earlier years, the liturgy was celebrated in Latin. Gregorian chorales were an important part of the repertoire. Since almost 50 years, the service is held in German and therefore, modern vocals were included in our repertoire.

Singkreis Wohlen/Bern - Projektchor "SMW" Frick - Kantorei der Stadtkirche Aarau

Dieter Wagner (*1972) is one of the best well known young conductors in Switzerland. Concerts took him to Austria, Japan, USA, Ukraine, Palestine and Israel, Finland, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary and Bolivia. He is the director of the festival Mendelssohntage Aarau and Adventsmatineen St. Margarethen. He is also asked as a member of the jury in the competition Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition/Japan and 1. International Improvisationswettbewerb Aarau. He works with the orchestras Lviv Virtuosos Academic Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Carlo Coccia di Novara, davinciorchestra, argovia philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique du Jura, Concerto Wohlen, Orchester des Edward Said National Conservatory of Music.

The choirs Singkreis Wohlen/Bern, Projektchor SMW/Frick and Kantorei der Stadtkirche Aarau are conducted since nearly 10 years bei Dieter Wagner. They had concerts together in the big concerthalls in svizzerland. For example Carmina Burana, Christmas Oratorio, Elias, Paulus, Messiah, the creation and Requiem by Verdi, Brahms and Mozart. Singkreis Wohlen/Bern made 2015 the premier world recording of Robert Schumann Neujahrslied and sing Bach in the television 2016. In the future the choirs will have a concerttour to Peru (Lima and Cusco) and Verdi Nabucco in Milano and Svizzerland 2019.