It's the most wonderful time...

The first snow has fallen in Leipzig, Christmas markets arealready bustling with activity, and snuggly wrapped in warm socks and scarves, we are filling our rehearsal room with the most beautiful Advent and Christmas songs. What more could you want? Concerts, of course!

In the last few months we have already sung twelve concerts with the new line-up and we are very happy about the successful start and the best audience imaginable!

And we have plenty lined up for you! Below are some highlights. Those who make it to the end of the newsletter will be rewarded with a small Advent treat.

We are continuing our tradition of hosting our own ‘Weihnacht a cappella’ concerts. These will take place on

December 20, 2022, 7:30 p.m. at the Ev. Reformierte Kirche zu Leipzig

and on

December 21, 2022, 8:00 p.m. at Laeiszhalle Hamburg.

If you want tickets, you will have to be quick! Presale is already underway and our distribution manager Michael has his hands full. Here you can get tickets for Leipzig and here for Laeiszhalle Hamburg.

OurBach for five CDsare selling like hot cakes this Christmas. Click here to place an order.

On our third attempt, it may finally happen! On New Year's Eve, we will sing two concerts at the ‘Neues Schloss’ in Stuttgart with a variation of our Landmarks program entitled ‘Here it is - Musikalische Meilensteine zum Jahreswechsel’. You can get your tickets here.

Many of you will - no doubt - be pleased about the following news: You will all get to hear us in the big line-up with Anja, Ludwig and Manuel after all! Our concert 'Brücken' will be broadcast live on YouTube on January 24, 2023, at 6:30 pm.
Of course you may also come in person to the ‘Neuapostolische Kirche’ of Leipzig-Plagwitz. Since space is limited, we ask that you reserve your seat. Please send any reservation requests to

However, before all this takes place, we will finally be able to bring some Christmas spirit to our American friends again. On December 1st we will start our firstUS tourin the new line-up. We are heading to Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, New York and Pennsylvania. We can't wait!

So, after a busy first few months with the new line-up, we are starting the Advent season in usual fashion with lots of great concerts. A complete list of our concerts can be found at the bottom of this text.

Finally, here is the Advent treat as promised. It is one of the first pieces we rehearsed with the new line-up. We love this piece and have sung it in every one of our concerts so far. Now, however, it fits best, since it is actually an Advent song: 'Good-will to men and peace on earth' by Dobrinka Tabakova (*1980).

Behold, a lucid light appears
Which brightens all the eastern sky;
Hark, hark, what sounds salute our ears,
All glory give to God on high.

"Good-will to men and peace on earth,"
The heavenly choirs united cry
At the divine Redeemer’s birth,
And glory be to God on high.

Let mortals catch the sacred flame,
Till round the world the song shall fly,
Which sounds the great Redeemer’s name,
And glory give to God on high.

We wish you a peaceful and festive Advent season!

Your Calmus Ensemble
Elisabeth, Maria, Friedrich, Jonathan and Michael

List of remaining concerts in 2022

02.12.2022, 18:00 h, San Antonio, TX (USA), Roosevelt Library
03.12.2022, 18:30 h, San Antonio, TX (USA)
04.12.2022, 19:00 h, San Antonio, TX (USA), San Fernando Cathedral
06.12.2022, 19:00 h, Hesston, KS (USA), Hesston Mennonite Church
08.12.2022, 19:00 h, Omaha, NE (USA), Presbyterian Church of the Cross
10.12.2022, 15:00 h, Katonah, NY (USA), Caramoor Center
10.12.2022, 17:00 h, Katonah, NY (USA), Caramoor Center
11.12.2022, 13:30 h, Milford, PA (USA), Milford Theater
16.12.2022, 20:00 h, Weingarten/Baden (DE), Evangelische Kirche
20.12.2022, 19:30 h, Leipzig (DE), Ev. Reformierte Kirche
21.12.2022, 20:00 h, Hamburg (DE), Laeiszhalle, Großer Saal
26.12.2022, 18:00 h, Potsdam (DE), Erlöserkirche
30.12.2022, 20:00 h, Freiburg (DE), Humboldtsaal
31.12.2022, 15:00 h, Stuttgart (DE), Neues Schloss, Weißer Saal
31.12.2022, 17:30 h, Stuttgart (DE), Neues Schloss, Weißer Saal

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