World premiere of And a Star over all (Two John Masefield Songs) on Sunday, June 23, 17:00, Friedenskirche Altona in Hamburg, commissioned and performed by Ensemble vocal for their 25th anniversary directed by Cornelius Trantow.

 

World premiere of Pulchra es forthcoming May 31-June 2d as part of International Competition for Choral Singing in Florilège commissioned and perfomed by Coro El León de Oro directed by Marco Antonio García de Paz

 

Summer 2019 Mode Records, New York will release a CD with works by Friedrich Jaecker, among them "Harry's Dream" for 33 glasses, performed by University of Cologne Chamber Choir under my direction.

 

My completion of Mozart's Requiem will be performed at Rheingau Musik Festival on August 8th 2019 by ChorWerk Ruhr and Concerto Köln conducted by Florian Helgath. Soloists are Gabriela Scherer (Sopran), Anke Vondung (Alt), Tilman Lichdi (Tenor) and Michael Volle (Bariton). Studio recordings are scheduled after the performance.

 

Arrangements of christmas songs "Still, still, still" and "Kling Glöckchen" for the MDR children's choir with members of the MDR Symphony Orchestra to be published on CD in autumn 2019

 

With a concert and workshops I am invited to the chor.com in Hannover, the major German choral worls event taking place every two years and combining a concert festival, a trade fair and seminars/workshops for choir directors

 

I am invited to the 12th World Symposion on Choral Music 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand to composer a new multi-movement a cappella work

 

 

 

 

 

Commissions

 

 

 

NEPTUNUS, commissioned by Junges Consortium Berlin conducted by Vinzenz Weissenburger to be premiered in 2019

 

C G V for chorus a cappella the Kammerchor of the Collegium musicum Berlin  conducted by Donka Miteva to celebrate their 30th anniversary, to be premiered in 2019

 

All Winter long for male voice choir (TTBB) and Saxophone for the Sonux Ensemble conducted by Hans-Joachim Lustig, to be premiered on 2019

 

Mariposa, eventually a three-movement-work for chorus a cappella with texts by Homero Aridjis for chamber choir Consono conducted by Harald Jers, to be premiered in 2019

 

New work for brass quintet commissioned by Navus Brass for 2020/2021 season

 

New work for orchestra, commissioned by das junge orchester NRW conducted by Ingo Ernst Reihl, for 2020/2021 season

 

New work for two choirs celebrating Beethoven's 250th birthday commissioned by DialogFelder e.V. for Voci di Fuoco and University Choir at University at Economics Katowice

 

Primero sueño (“First Dream”) for soloists, chorus and large orchestra. Full-length setting of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz' poem combined with fragments of her letters. Commissioned by the Harvard Choruses and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project for 2020/2021 season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performances

 

 

Concerts coming up next months include a Suite of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess and Verdi's Requiem at Cologne Philharmonie, a world premiere by Gerhard Stäbler at Acht Brücken Festival and Friedrich Jaecker's "Harry's Dream", as well as chorus master duties for Live in Concert - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

 

Check out the program of the Collegium musicum at University of Cologne.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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