We, »The Stadtsingechor zu Halle«, are one of the oldest boys‘ choirs in Central Germany.
In 2016 we are going to celebrate our 900th anniversary. We are 80 active singers and 20 aspirants as well as the team around our director Clemens Flämig.
Our home are the Francke Foundations in Handel’s city Halle on the river Saale. The work of our choir focuses first of all on the cultivation of sacred choral music including works of George Frederick Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Samuel Scheidt and Frederick Zachow (Handel’s teacher) who both used to work as music directors of the choir.
On a regular basis we perform motets in the Market Church in Halle and the Cathedral in Merseburg. The choir participates in the International Handel Festival in Halle as well as in a number of different performances and projects of well-known choirs, opera houses and concert halls. In the last decades the choir went on several trips to Sweden and Norway, later to Eastern European countries and after Germany`s reunification even to China, the USA and not long ago to Lithuania and Finland.
We love singing and set high standards for it. The quality of our performances has been honoured on the highest level: In 2002 “The Stadtsingechor zu Halle” won the German Choir Competition which takes place every four years and is organized by the German Music Council and the ARD (the first German TV- programme).
The choir is supported by the city of Halle.
It is a member of the Verband deutscher KonzertChöre (VDKC)