Welcome to the Chamber Choir Musica Viva

Chamber Choir Musica Viva

The MUSICA VIVA chamber choir is one of Hamburg’s many renowned choirs. Since its inception in 1997, the choir has wowed audiences in a number of national and international competitions, often having topped much of the competition. The choir alternates between high class a cappella programs und oratorically demanding pieces that are performed at concerts held all around Europe. For example, the Messiah by G. F. Handel and the St. John Passion by J. S. Bach were performed not only in Hamburg, but also in Rome and Braga (Portugal).

Four-part to eight-part a capella pieces from all sorts of stylistic eras are included in the MUSICA VIVA chamber choir’s extensive repertoire. Thanks to a combination of weekly rehearsals and rehearsal seminars on weekends, our expert conductors are able to make high-class projects a reality. Many of the singers have a musical education and/or are vocally-trained or can proudly look back upon many years of choir experience. All members are connected by their passion for music and the joy of ambitious concerts. The goal of the choir is to also have our own members assume soloistic parts as well. In the meantime, the choir has also developed a reputation as a specialist in early music.

In a series of concerts at the St. Sophia Church in the Hamburg district of Barmbek, the choir conducted pieces dating from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. In March of 2012, a CD was recorded and a very sophisticated musical project was performed at the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg together with the Prague Symphony Orchestra in cooperation with the Chorakademie of Hamburg. With the performance of Handel’s Messiah, the choir is once again dedicating itself to early music this December and is developing a sophisticated a cappella program that will be presented at international festivals in 2013.

We cordially invite you to come listen to our work.


25. Oktober 2013:

Festkonzert an
St. Sophien zu Ehren
Ulrich Schmitz

Miroslav Stricevic
Alexandra Hebart

Kammerchor Musica Viva
Konzertchor Incantare

Hamburger Camerata

Orgel: Alexander Ivanov
Ltg.: Clemens Bergemann