Composition Commission issued to Charlotte Seither
via-nova-chor, München, Deutschland
For October 2012 Munich choir via-nova-chor is planning a concert to mark its 40th anniversary to be held at the Munich Prinzregententheater and featuring “milestones” of contemporary choir music. The program includes “Figure humaine” by Francis Poulenc and “Elegie” by Lars Edlund – two outstanding choral works of the second half of the 20th century. Furthermore, also with the support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, the via-nova-chor has commissioned composer Charlotte Seither with a work. Seither recently presented several major works for choir and she is known for her unconventional approach to tonal textures. This program is intended to illuminate the current status of demanding, contemporary choir composition.
October 7th, 2012