Claudio Monteverdi

Lamento d'Arianna

Robert Zuidam

Berliner Chorbuch

Claudio Monteverdi

Lamento della ninfa

Franz Schubert

Gesang der Geister über den Wassern

Hugo Distler

Der Feuerreiter

Ralph Vaughan Williams

The Cloud-Capp'd Towers (Three songs from the words of Shakespeare)

Rudolf Mauersberger

Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst

Gustav Mahler / Clytus Gottwald

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

Michael Alber
Conductor
RIAS Kammerchor

Michael AlberFrom 1993 to 2012, Michael Alber was the Chorus Director at the Stuttgart Opera, winning the title Opera Chorus of the Year nine times in total during this period (for the last time in his final season). Since 2012, he has been Professor of Choral Conducting at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Trossingen.

He works on a regular basis with the RIAS Kammerchor, the Bavarian Radio Choir, SWR Vokalensemble, Choeur Radio France and the instrumental ensemble Ascolta on numerous concerts, rehearsals and productions. He has also been involved in the festival Ruhrtriennale, where he prepared several operas with the vocal ensemble Chorwerk Ruhr, including Helmut Lachenmann’s Schwefelhölzchen.

Michael Alber has conducted numerous world premières, including works by Hans Thomalla and Marco Stroppa.

Alongside avant garde works, Michael Alber is committed to a cappella music as well as oratorio and symphonic choral repertoire from the Baroque to the Contemporary.

His many recordings for the radio and CD include those with the Deutscher Kammerchor and the Orpheus Vokalensemble, amongst them the first recording of the choral works of Franz Schreker.


RIAS KammerchorThe RIAS Kammerchor (RIAS Chamber Choir) has an artistic profile which is unmistakeable in its rich diversity and is received with enthusiasm all over the world. Among professional choirs, the RIAS Kammerchor is a pioneer in the area of historical performance practice. Since its foundation in 1948 by RIAS (Radio in the American Sector), it has also been exemplary in promoting music of the modern era and the present day. Within the context of the tension between these areas, the choir’s interpretations of works from the classical and romantic repertoires have acquired intensive musical speech with clarity of depth. Since 2007, Hans-Christoph Rademann has been creating new emphases in the development of the choir’s sound and repertoire.

In 2013, RIAS Kammerchor was awarded the Nachtigall (Nightingale), the honorary prize of the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (German Record Critics’ Award). Three years earlier, it was named one of the world’s ten best choruses by Gramophone in the UK.
The RIAS Kammerchor is an ensemble of Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre GmbH (roc berlin.) The shareholders are Deutschlandradio, the Federal Republic of Germany, the City State of Berlin, and the Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg broadcasting station.