The Regensburger Domspatzen, the Regensburg cathedral choir has been in existence for more than a thousand years. The choir consists exclusively of boys and young men. The main task of the Regensburger Domspatzen is the arrangement of the liturgy during holy service at the cathedral of Regensburg. Each Sunday, during high mass they sing the Gregorian Chants as well as holy masses arranged for several voices and motets.
The extensive musical repertory of the Regensburger Domspatzen contains the oldest songs of the church, the Gregorian Chant, vocal music of the 16th century with works by Palestrina, Lasso and Hassler, and baroque music, music of romanticism, folk-songs and works of contemporary composers. On their concert tours, the Domspatzen can be heard all over the world. Each year they go on an extensive tour throughout Germany. Once a year they perform a longer oratorical work with renowned orchestras and soloists.The Domspatzen also appear regularly on the radio and on television.
The Regensburger Domspatzen is a UNICEF-Junior-Ambassador since 2003, and also acts as „Ambassadors to the European Federation of Choirs of the Union“. In 2008 the Regensburger Domspatzen gave concerts in South Africa, in 2005 and 2009 in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, in 2011 in Taiwan and in 2012 in China.
On their 2014 US tour, 56 members of the choir will sing (34 boys and 22 adolescents). The US program contains sacred and secular a cappella music, compositions from Renaissance, Baroque, Romanticism and modern times as well as madrigals, solo parts and folk songs. The choir is conducted by Professor Roland Büchner since 1994.
Location and time:
German Consulate General
871 United Nations Plaza (First Ave between 48th and 49th Street)
New York, NY 10017
Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.