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Sonat Vox Men's Choir

Friday 11 October at 7:30 PM

Augustine Noble is pleased to present Sonat Vox in the Chapter House of Durham Cathedral as part of the choir’s UK concert tour. The choir will perform a programme of sacred choral music, accompanied by German folk songs. Come and hear this extraordinary choir on hallowed ground.


Tickets: £10-£15 via www.eventbrite.com/e/sonat-vox-mens-choir-durham-cathedral-tickets-67491413635

ABOUT SONAT VOX: Sonat Vox was founded in 2015 and has quickly become one of the Germany’s leading men’s choirs. In four short years, the choir has gained national recognition after winning 1st prize at many competitions, including the German Music Council Competition, Bavarian Choir Competition, and the International Harmony Festival. All members of Sonat Vox are former choirboys of the famous, Windsbach Boys Choir, where they trained and performed together for many years. It was these formative years which inspired the birth of Sonat Vox and provided the choir with the platform for excellence and harmonic precision for which they are now known. The ensemble’s repertoire ranges from Renaissance and Baroque to Romantic and Contemporary, and whilst sacred music forms the core of their literature, the choir has also extended their performance library to include secular pieces and German folk songs. In addition to a robust bass and tenor section, the choir boasts an impressive male alto section, offering the listener an extraordinary musical timbre at the highest level. To hear the choir, please visit their website at www.sonat-vox.de.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Justus Merkel, Director Justus Merkel was born in 1996 in Ansbach, Germany. He received his basic musical education in 2005 from the renowned Windsbacher Knabenchor under the direction of Karl-Friedrich Beringer. During this time he sang about 750 concerts in Germany and abroad. As a tenor soloist, Justus Merkel participated in the world premiere of "Sonat Vox Laetitia" by Lehmann-Horn and the first recording of the spiritual works of Johann Staden. After graduating from school in 2014, he worked as part of a voluntary social year to support the daily rehearsals and voice training lessons alongside choirmaster Martin Lehmann, who took over the Windsbacher Knabenchor in 2011. In the spring of 2015, Justus founded the vocal ensemble "Sonat Vox" with his former colleagues of the Windsbacher Knabenchor. He is currently studying choral conducting at the Carl-Maria von Weber University of Music in Dresden under Prof. Hans-Christoph Rademann.

ABOUT AUGUSTINE NOBLE LIMITED: Based in London, UK, Augustine Noble Limited specialises in concert tours for orchestras, choirs, and small chamber ensembles within the classical music industry. Inspired by our namesake, Saint Augustine of Canterbury who first brought sacred music to England, our company embodies that same spirit for music and travel. To join our mailing list, or for further information about the company, please visit our website at www.augustinenoble.com