Florian Helgath (Photo: Hannes Höchsmann)

Klosterkirche Rheinau


28 June 2020

5 PM


Adults CHF 40 / Children & Adolescents CHF 20


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Zürcher Sing-Akademie a cappella


- music running through our veins.

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ur concert programme, entitled Lifeblood, reflects the identity of the Zürcher Sing-Akademie on a musical and an emotional level, with compositions that are an essential part of the Swiss cultural heritage, while at the same time highlighting the transparent and colourful sound of our 32-piece vocal ensemble. You will find religious pieces next to ancient melodies or texts from folksongs.


Over the centuries, composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, but also Charles Hubert Parry or Frank Martin have each found their own unique language to deal with great themes such as death, war, love and hope. The concert is a touching selection of these diverse forms of musical expression and leads to the present day, where contemporary composers such as Heinz Holliger, Burkhard Kinzler or Kurt Widorski still work with the very same themes. The programme includes a work commissioned to composer Cyrill Schürch by the choir.

Herzblut takes the listener on a journey into his or her inner self, an utterly rich yet fragile small world, which is so often overlooked in everyday life. Yet it is this very world that can show us who we are and where we come from. All we need to do is listen.





Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Cantus missae
Kyrie, Gloria


Heinz Holliger (* 1939)

Der Winter (aus dem Scardanelli-Zyklus)


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 

Komm, o Tod, Du Schlafes Bruder


Felix Mendelssohn-Bartoldy (1809-1847)

Warum toben die Heiden 


Charles Hubert Parry (1848-1918) 

There is an old belief


Frank Martin (1890-1974)

Sanctus, Benedictus (aus der Messe für Doppelchor)


Cyrill Schürch (* 1974)

Agnus Dei (Uraufführung)


Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) / Burkhard Kinzler (* 1963)

Herbstsynkopen in Bezug auf die Fünf Gesänge Op. 104 von Johannes Brahms


Kurt Widorski (* 1978)

Es flieht der Sunneschtau (komponierte Interpretation dreier Volkslieder)

1. Vor Chummer

3. Lueget!