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Collegium Dorotheum

Collegium Dorotheum was founded in 2003 by Kristor Hustad as music director of the Vienna Community Church, a non-denominational congregation for the English-speaking constituency of International Organizations, embassies and other expatriates. The group was built from a mixture of serious amateurs, voice students or students of conducting at music universities in Vienna, and a few professionals, too. Many went ahead on their path as professional musicians among them Rebecca Nelsen, Shannon Mercer, David Rahbee, Michael Zehetner, Clemens Kölbl, Taisiya Labetskaya.

Other contributors were Lucio Golino, Uschi Horner, Gerlinde Bachinger, Alexander Kaimbacher, Ingrid Haselberger, Zhenyi Hou, Eva Dworschak, Theresa Dlouhy, Florian Schwarz, Andreas Salzbrunn, Robert Rieder, Kinga Majorossy, Klaus Hehn, Hugo Seilern-Aspang and in the more recent past Julian Podger.

The mission of Collegium Dorotheum is to be an open platform for performing works of diverse epochs, be it from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and even the modern classical era. This was reflected in the choice of instruments, from groups of viols, baroque trombones, cornetto, chalumeau, baroque and modern strings, theorbo, harpsichord and organ, clarinets, oboes, bassoon, trumpets, French and natural horns, timpany. Long-time organizer of the instruments was the cellist Colette Binder.

Sacred music

Heinrich Schütz

Symphoniae Sacrae III

 
Lutherische Stadtkirche, Wien September 25, 2021

 

Heinrich Schütz

Aus dem alten Testament

Der Herr ist mein Hirt – Psalm 23 SWV 398
Wo der Herr nicht das Haus – Psalm 127 SWV 400
Herr, wie lange soll mein – Psalm 13 SWV 416
Lasset uns uns doch dem Herren unserm Gott danken – div.Ps.,Jer.5 SWV 407

Giovanni Pierluigi di Palestrina

Jubilus Bernhardi – O Jesu dulcis memoria

Aus dem Neuen Testament

Siehe, es erschien der Engel – Matt.2, 13-15 SWV 403

Mein Sohn, warum hast du uns das getan   – Luk.2, 48-49; Ps.84, 1-2,4 SWV 401

Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du mich – Apg.9, 4-5 SWV 415

O Jesu süß, wer dein gedenkt (super Lilia convallium Alexandri Grandis) Jubilus Bernhardi – SWV 406

Nun jauchzt dem Herren alle Welt – David Denicke ~ 1603-1680

Nun danket alle Gott – nach Martin Rinckart, 1636 SWV 418

Sacred music
Motets
Lutherische Stadtkirche Wien November 16, 2019

 

Teil 1: Flandern

Philippe de Monte                             Advenit ignis divinus

(1521-1603)      Liber secundus sacrarum cantionum cum sex vocibus, 1587

Philippe de Monte                                 Miserere mei, Deus

 

Liber quintus sacrarum cantionum cum quinque vocibus, 1579

 

Clemens non Papa                                           Ego flos campi

(c.1510-c.1555)                                                                1555

 

Philippe de Monte          Ad te, Domine, levavi animam

   Liber tertius sacrarum cantionum cum quinque vocibus, 1574

 

Philippe de Monte                     Super flumina Babylonis

                                                                     1583

Choral                                                              O viridissima virga

Hildegard von Bingen; 1098- 1179

Teil 2: England

William Byrd                                      Quomodo cantabimus

(1543-1623)                                                              late 16th century

William Byrd                                                    Laetentur coeli

                           Liber primus sacrarum cantionum, 1589

Thomas Tallis                          Loquebantur variis linguis

(c.1505-1585)                                              Early to mid-16th century

 

William Byrd                                                              Ave verum

                                  Gradualia ac cantiones sacrae 1605

William Byrd                Agnus Dei (Mass for four voices)

                                                                          c.1592

Orlando Gibbons                                      O clap your hands

(1583-1625)                                                                                       

 

Teil 1: Flandern

Philippe de Monte – Advenit ignis divinus

Philippe de Monte – Miserere mei, Deus

Clemens non Papa – Ego flos campi

Philippe de Monte – Ad te, Domine, levavi animam

Philippe de Monte – Super flumina Babylonis

Hildegard von Bingen; 1098- 1179 – O viridissima virga

 

Teil 2: England

William Byrd – Quomodo cantabimus

William Byrd – Laetentur coeli

Thomas Tallis – Loquebantur variis linguis

William Byrd – Ave verum

William Byrd – Agnus Dei (Mass for four voices)

Orlando Gibbons – O clap your hands

 

Leopold Mozart, Georg Friedrich Händel, Franz Xaver Richter

Osternachklang

 
Reformierte Stadtkirche, Wien April 28, 2019

Leopold Mozart
Sinfonia G-Dur (Nr. 25) für 2 Violinen, Viola, und Bass
Georg Friedrich Händel
Concerto III für flauto taverso, violino concertante, archi e basso continuo
Franz Xaver Richter
Lamentationes
Le Lezzioni di Jeremia Propheta No.4,8,9

Sacred music
Motets

Heinrich Schütz

Opus Ultimum – Schwanengesang

 
Lutherische Stadtkirche, Wien February 15, 2019

 

Wohl denen, die ohne Wandel leben (Nr. 1, SWV 482)

Aleph und Beth  ב    א

Tue wohl deinem Knecht (Nr. 2, SWV 483)

Gimel und Daleth ד      ג

 

Zeige mir, Herr, den Weg (Nr. 3, SWV 484)

He und Waw ן    ה

 

Gedenke deinem Knechte an deinem Wort  (Nr. 4, SWV 485)

Zajin und Chet ח     ז

 

Du tust Gut’s deinem Knechte  (Nr. 5, SWV 486)

Thet und Jod י     ט

 Meine Seele verlanget nach deinem Heil  (Nr. 6, SWV 487)

 

Kaph und Lamed ל      כ

 

Wie habe ich dein Gesetz so lieb  (Nr. 7, SWV 488)

Mem und Nun נ      מ

 

Ich hasse die Flattergeister (Nr. 8, SWV 489)

Samech und Aïn ע     ס

Deine Zeugnisse sind wunderbarlich (Nr. 9, SWV 490)

Pe und Zade צ    פ

 

Ich rufe von ganzem Herzen (Nr. 10, SWV 491)

Koph und Resch ר       ק

 Die Fürsten verfolgen mich ohn Ursach (Nr. 11, SWV 492)

Schin und Tav ת    ש

 

Sacred music
Dirge

Heinrich Schütz
Musikalische Exequien op.7

Lutherische Stadtkirche, Wien November 17, 2017

Teil I: Concert in Form einer teutschen Begräbnis-Messe SWV 279
Teil II: Motette Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe, SWV 280
Teil III: Canticum B. Simeonis Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener in Frieden fahren, SWV 281

Selig sind die Toten SWV 391
Ich weiß, daß mein Erlöser lebt SWV 393

Sacred music
Cantatas

Johann Christoph Bach

Meister barocken Ausdrucks

 
Reformierte Stadtkirche, Wien November 25, 2016

 

Johann Christoph Bach

Kantaten

Wie bist Du denn o Gott, in Zorn auf mich entbrannt
Ach, dass ich Wassers g’nug hätte

Motetten

Der Mensch, vom Weibe geboren
Sei getreu bis in den Tod
Fürchte Dich nicht

Dietrich Buxtehude

Klaglied

David Funck

aus «Stricturae Viola-di-gambicae ex Sonatis, Ariis, Intradis, Allemandis
&c. Quator Violis da gamba concinendus  promicantes » Leipzig 1677

Sacred music
Anthems

O Be Joyful in the Lord

 
Reformierte Stadtkirche, Wien June 24, 2016
 

Rhian Mädel, Sopran
Matthias Rabl, Tenor
Mischa Richter, Bariton
Roland Jähn, Bass
Veronika Guschlbauer, Blockflöte
Prisca Schlemmer, Oboe
Carola Jähn, Cembalo

Hugo Seilern-Aspang, Conductor

Orlando Gibbons
“O clap your hands”
“O Lord in thy wrath”

William Byrd
“Ave Verum”

William H.Harris
“Faire is the Heaven”

Georg Philipp Telemann
Triosonate in c-moll

Georg Friedrich Händel
L’ascia ch’io pianga
“Chandos Anthem No.1”

Sacred music
Motets, Cantata & Cantiones Sacrae

Weihnachtskonzert

 
Reformierte Stadtkirche, Wien January 22, 2016
 

Rhian Mädel, Soprano
Roland Jähn, Bass

Hugo Seilern-Aspang, Conductor

William Byrd
“Ne irascaris Domine”

William H. Harris
„Faire is the heaven“

Heinrich Schütz
aus den „Cantiones Sacrae“
“O bone, o dulcis, o benigne Jesu”
“Deus misereatur nostri”

Johann Sebastian Bach
Motette „Fürchte dich nicht“
Kantate Nr. 57 „Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn“

Georg Philipp Telemann
Sonate in f-moll
Aus der „Tafelmusik“

Sacred music
Cori Spezzati

Konzert zum Reformationstag

 
Reformierte Stadtkirche, Wien October 30, 2015
 

Christoph Kögler – Violine
Martina Daxböck –Sopran
Roland Jähn – Bass
Oekumeno Brass

Andrea Gabrieli
“Deus misereatur nostri” (dreichörig)

Giovanni Gabrieli
“Confitebor tibi Domine” (dreichörig)

anon.
“Cantate Domino et Exultate”

Heinrich Schütz
aus: “Kleine Geistliche Konzerte”
“Ich will den Herrn loben allezeit”
“Ich liege und schlafe”
“Psalm 150 Alleluja! Lobet den Herren in seinem Heiligtum” SWV 38 (vierchörig)

Sacred music
Cantata

Die vier Tageszeiten

 
Reformierte Stadtkirche, Wien June 19, 2015
 

Ingrid Haselberger, Sopran
Susanne Lebloch, Mezzosopran
Tamas Rolik, Tenor
Roland Jähn, Bass
Kinga Majorossy, Direction

Johann Friedrich FASCH: Freudenbezeugung der vier Tageszeiten

für Sopran, Alt, Tenor und Bass
Clarini, Flauti, Oboe, Violini, Viola, Violoncello und Basso continuo

Sacred music
Cantata

Ostermusik

 
Reformierte Stadtkirche, Wien April 17, 2015
St.Paul, Wien Döbling, April 19, 2015

Maria Blahutova, Sopran
Barbara Schandl, Sopran
Clarisse Jähn, Alt
Susanne Lebloch, Alt
Julian Podger, Tenor
Ivan Benitez, Tenor
Roland Jähn, Bass
Jan Blahuta, Bass
Clemens Kölbl, Bass

Christoph Graupner
Jesus lebt! Sagt es an
Kantate GWV 1128/39

Georg Ph. Telemann
Concerto con Violini, Flauti, Oboi e Basso TWV 44:41

Georg Ph. Telemann
Zwei jünger gehen nach Emmaus
Kantate für den 2. Osterfeiertag TWV1:1738

Sacred music
Cantata

Adventmusik

Reformierte Stadtkirche, Wien December 8, 2014
St.Paul, Wien Döbling, December 7, 2014

Suvi Vayrynen, Sopran
Tamas Rolik, Tenor
Federico Benigni, Violine
Kinga Majorossy, Orgel und Leitung

Jan Dismas Zelenka
Magnificat in C

Georg Friedrich Händel
Orgelkonzert op.7, Nr. 5

Christoph Graupner
Weihnachtskantate
Das Licht des Lebens gehet auf

Sacred music
Oratorio

Die Auferweckung des Lazarus

 
Reformierte Stadtkirche, Wien November 7, 2014
 

Tetiana Dyiu, Sopran
Susanne Lebloch, Alt
Julian Podger, Tenor
Roland Jähn, Bass

Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
Die Auferweckung Lazarus

Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto für 2 Flöten, Streicher und B.c., 1. Satz

Sacred music
Lamentationes

Dresdner Passion

Reformierte Stadtkirche, Wien March 14, 2014

Birte Stokkebaek, Alt
Julian Podger, Tenor
Roland Jähn, Bass

Oboe: Markus Deuter, Susanna Heilmayr
Flöte: Judith Gasché, Susanna Heilmayr
Chalumeau: Judith Gasché
Violine: Christoph Kögler, Stefanie Wolff
Viola: Katharina Birkfellner
Violoncello: Marie Orsini-Rosenberg, Colette Binder
Orgelpositiv: Carola Jähn, Roland Jähn

Jan Dismas Zelenka
“Lamentationes pro hebdomada sacra I, V, VI”
“Hypochondrie a 7”

Johann David Heinichen
“Concerto in G-Dur Seibel 213”

Johann Georg Pisendel
“Sonata in d-Moll”

Sacred music
Oratorio

L’Enfance du Christ

 
Reformierte Stadtkirche, Wien January 14, 2014
 

Eva Hinterreithner, Mezzosopran
Richard Klein, Tenor
Roland Jähn, Bariton

Clemens Kölbl, Leitung

Hector Berlioz, aus
“L’Enfance du Christ op.25”
Gabriel Fauré
“Pavane op.50”
Peter Cornelius
“Die Könige op.8/Nr.3”

Sacred music
Psalms

Protestantische Musik des Barock

 
Reformierte Stadtkirche, Wien October 18, 2013
 

Clarisse Jähn, Sopran
Barbara Schandl, Sopran
Carola Jähn, Alt
Julian Podger, Tenor
Clemens Kölbl, Bariton
Roland Jähn, Bass

Julian Podger & Clemens Kölbl, Leitung

Jan Pieterszon Sweelinck
Psalmen
Georg Muffat
Sonata in g (aus: Armonico Tributo)
Johann Schop
Pavan a 6 in F
Georg Philipp Telemann
Suite in a
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
Sonata in G (aus: Fidicium Sacro-Profanum)

Sacred music
Psalms

Biblické Písně

 

Reformierte Stadtkirche, Wien June 14, 2013
 

Jolene McCleland, Mezzosopran
Roland Jähn, Bariton
Klaus Hehn, Orgel

Clemens Kölbl, Leitung

Antonín Dvorák
“Biblische Lieder” op.99
Leoš Janácek
Suite für Streicher, 1926
Kleines Orgelstück
Darius Milhaud
1ère Symphonie
“Le printemps” op. 43

Sacred music
Magnificat

Adventkonzert

 

Reformierte Stadtkirche, Wien December 14, 2012
 

Theresa Dlouhy, Sopran
Heidemaria Gruber, Alt
Florian Ehrlinger, Tenor
Roland Jähn, Bass
PeiXi Wu, Cembalo

Clemens Kölbl, Leitung

Georg Philipp Telemann
Weihnachtskantate “Göttliches Kind, laß mit Entzücken”
Antonio Vivaldi
“Concerto in g”
Marc-Antoine de Charpentier
“Canticum in Nativitatem Domini”
Friedrich Wilhelm  Zachow
“Meine Seele erhebet den Herrn”

Sacred music
Cantata

Applausus

Reformierte Stadtkirche, Wien June 15, 2012
 

Eva Dworschak, Temperantia, Sopran
Zhenyi Hou, Prudentia, Alt
Florian Ehrlinger, Justitia, Tenor
Gebhard Hegmann, Theologia, Bariton
Roland Jähn, Fortitudo, Bass
PeiXi Wu, Cembalo

Clemens Kölbl, Leitung

Joseph Haydn
“Applausus”
Allegorische Kantate
Hob. XXIVa: 6

Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in D

Sacred music
Oratorio

Der liebreiche und geduldige David

Reformierte Stadtkirche, Wien March 16, 2012
 

Eva Dworschak, Sopran (Meditatio)
Alexander Kaimbacher, Tenor (Ithai)
Clemens Kölbl, Bariton (Abissai)
Roland Jähn, Bass (David)
Klaus Hehn, Cembalo

Florian Schwarz / Chor Kammerton, Leitung

Johann Mattheson (1681-1764)
“Oratorium Der liebreiche und geduldige David” 1723

Sacred music
Psalms

Tilge Höchster, meine Sünden

Reformierte Stadtkirche, Wien June 17, 2011
 

Yao Yao, Sopran
Zhenyi Hou, Alt
Roland Jähn, Bass
Klaus Hehn, Orgel

Lucio Golino, Leitung

Heinrich Sutermeister
“Der 84. und der 86 Psalm”

Johann Sebastian Bach
“Teile Höchster, meine Sünden (Psalm 51)”
nach dem Stabat Mater von G.B.Pergolesi

Antonio Caldara N.N.

Camille Saint-Saëns
Septett

Szymon Ferdynand Lechleitner
“De profundis”

Sacred music
Oratorio

Passio secondo Marcum

Reformierte Stadtkirche, Wien March 10, 2011
Pfarrkirche Wien-Grinzing, March 12, 2011
Peterskirche, Wien March 20, 2011
 

Laura Gandlgruber, Sopran
Zhenyi Hou, Alt
Alexander Kaimbacher, Tenor
Helmut Pohorec, Bass
Roland Jähn, Bass
Gerlinde Bachinger / Cantores Suaves

Lucio Golino & Gerlinde Bachinger, Leitung

Reinhard Keiser
“Passio secondo Marcum”

Capella San Filippo

In St.Rochus Church in Vienna’s III.rd district, the Renaissance Ensemble Cinquecento sings high mass each festive Sunday, supported by friends and colleagues to cover for absences such as tours. Liturgy is done authentically in Gregorian chant, in part by members of the Wiener Hofmusikkapelle.

 

A few examples:

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (~1525 – 1594): MISSA L’HOMME ARMÉ
Philippus de Monte (1521 – 1603) MISSA AD TE LEVAVI OCULOS MEOS
Cristóbal de Morales (c.1500-1553) MISSA AVE MARIS STELLA
Thomas Crécquillon (c.1505 – 1557) MISSA DOULCE MEMOIRE
William Byrd (1543 – 1623): MASS FOR THREE VOICES
Cristóbal de Morales (c. 1500 – 1553) MISSA SUPER FA RE UT FA SOL LA
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (~1525 – 1594): MISSA PAPAE MARCELLI

Hard-Chor

Hard-Chor Linz was founded by Alexander Koller who was a co-musician of mine in the Chorus Sine Nomine and in Company of Music. Consequently, during a long-term project assignment in Linz / Upper Austria, I joined his ensemble and had a number of very nice concert experiences:

  • A birthday celebration of composer Balduin Sulzer and a concert with his Cantiones Sacrae (joined by the Jeunesse Choir)
  • A world premiere of Ernst Ludwig Leitner’s (*1943) – 5th Symphony  „Den Manen Anton Bruckners“
    Text by Josef Weinheber (UA) with Bruckner Orchester in St.Florian and the Salzburg Cathedral
  • Participation at the first televised Choir of the year  competition (2017) of the European Broadcasting Union in Riga, Latvia

 

Company of music

Company of Music was founded in 2002 by Johannes Hiemetsberger, inspired by Matthias Naske for the Jeunesse Festival “Geheimnis Musik” at Palais Schönburg. This festival was stretched over three weekends and the program was not known to the audience but actors led people through the palais and there were individual performances of all kinds in separate rooms. Highlights were in the grand salon, such as the string quartet “Stille – An Diotima” by Luigi Nono, in the library (Johannes Bogner on the harpsichord with Jean Philippe Rameau), or in the staircase (György Ligeti’s Lux Aeterna).

I was in this first group of sixteen singers and performed in two more productions, most recently in “The Outcast” by Olga Neuwirth.

Apart from Company of Music there were a number of projects with Martin Haselböck’s Orchester Wiener Akademie and the Chorus Sine Nomine I was asked to support, after I had parted from that group :

  • “Belshazzar’s Feast” by Georg Friedrich Händel in Pamplona, Navarra (with Laurence Cummings conducting)
  • “Il Ritorno di Tobia” by Joseph Haydn at the Beethovenfestival in Warsaw
  • Cantata’s by Carl-Phillip Emanuel Bach at the Salzburg Festival and at Alte Oper Frankfurt

There were concerts with other orchestra’s and a capella, like:

  • Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.2 Lobgesang with Tonkünstlerorchester Niederösterreich
  • A program with spirituals and Porgy and Bess suite at the Grafenegg Festival
  • An a capella program with Bach motets in Hamburg (Festival Lux Aeterna) and in St.Peter, Salzburg

St.Florianer Sängerknaben

The St.Florianer Sängerknaben asked me to participate in the 2018 China tour as a low voice. This was my first time to sing with a boys’ choir – also my first time to China – and I enjoyed how the boys excelled in singing and loved the music. The tour covered seven concerts in some of the great concert halls of China, such as:

The music we performed was a genteel mix of madrigals, Austrian folkish and Viennese highlights (Lehar’s Waltz Gold and Silver/Sound of Music) and international popular songs.

Audiences were very young, too, and totally captivated by the performances. It was a pleasure to have Alois Mühlbacher as a soloist on tour. Years ago, I was given his CD Alois Unerhört, when he was a Wunderkind.