Founded in 1999, the Calmus Ensemble is one of the most successful vocal groups in Germany and
was first prize winner of the Concert Artists Guild competition. This a cappella quintet embodies the rich choral tradition of its hometown of Leipzig, the city so closely associated with Bach and Mendelssohn. But whether singing music by those German masters or other works in its diverse repertoire, Calmus captivates both audiences and critics with its charming stage presence, flawless technique, and entertaining presentation.
All graduates of Leipzig‘s renowned St. Thomas Church Choir School, Calmus offers the unique
combination of a pure soprano voice with four male voices ranging from bass to countertenor. These five Leipzig musicians have won a whole string of international prizes and competitions, including the ECHO Klassik and Supersonic Award, and the reach of their activities is constantly expanding.
For this Music in the Morning visit, the Calmus Ensemble bring a program of festive carols from around the world—from 16th century Italian madrigals to traditional carols of France, Germany, Sweden and England, to American popular holiday songs.