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 news 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.

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Curtain up!

Over half a year ago we announced to you our extensive generational change. We posted three positions and received over 50 applications. The selection process was intensive and time-consuming - but it was worth it!

We are pleased to introduce the new Calmus line-up:


Maria and Friedrich are joined by Elisabeth Mücksch (soprano), Jonathan Saretz (baritone) and Michael B. Gernert (bass). This cast will form the new Calmus Ensemble from September 2022.

It is a great undertaking to continue Calmus with three new faces on the same musical level and with the same esprit - a challenge that we have all already accepted. Anja, Ludwig and Manuel are already filling the roles of mentors and patrons in a wide variety of areas.

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Bach for five - order now!

You can order our new cd "Bach for five" now in our online shop!

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Leipzig helps with Bach’s music!

Dear Calmus friends,

In cooperation with the Leipzig Bachfest and the City of Leipzig, we are broadcasting a concert from Leipzig’s St. Thomas Church on the occasion of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 337th birthday. The proceeds of the concert will help young people from Ukraine and will be donated to the members of the „Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine“, founded in 2017 by the conductor Oksana Lyniv.

Bach for five | Calmus Ensemble
Monday, March 21st, 2022 at 8:30pm (CET)
on YouTube and Facebook


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We present on YouTube:
Whit Sunday, May 23rd 2021, 8:00 p.m. CEST

April showers bring May flowers, as the saying goes. And for a few days it has been clear: Maria Kalmbach is the new Calmus alto - Calmus now sings with two female voices. How does that sound? We'll show you and cordially invite you to our new virtual concert with a new line-up and a new program...

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Finally complete again!

Maria Kalmbach

We’re thrilled to announce that we are complete again and like to say: Welcome, Maria Kalmbach!

Yes, it is a change, but the right one: With Maria we have found the perfect personality and voice for us and we are really looking forward to the future of Calmus!

Maria herself says:

“When I went to audition, I thought to myself: I now have the opportunity to sing with Calmus for an hour. For that alone it is worth going to Leipzig. I still can’t quite believe that I'll have the opportunity to do this much more often now and to move to Leipzig. It feels like I've finally arrived. I was welcomed very warmly and I'm really looking forward to the time together!"

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MOSAIK - 41 statements about the Corona time

Is art silent in times of crisis? No!

The idea for MOSAIK came to us in summer 2020. We asked our friends around the world in the music scene and wanted to get a picture of the mood: How are you? How do you see the current situation? What is Corona doing with art?

In response to these questions, we asked for an artistic form - we wanted a statement in sheet music. 41 composers from ten countries answered us, got creative and wrote and given us a “vowel miniature” - their very personal perspectives on 2020. And we dealt with each of the many perspectives.

On an extensive, specially created website, Calmus will be presenting the large MOSAIC of these miniatures in virtual space from April 26, 2021. At you can not only listen to all 41 miniatures, some miniatures have already been published as videos. There is also extensive additional information on the composers and their intentions for each work.

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Calmus Alaaf!

…because a little lightness would be good for all of us.

Therefore we proudly present on YouTube & Facebook on

February 16, 2021, 8:30 p.m. CET a

Carnival concert from the Elbphilharmonie

It’s going to be a „Mardi Gras evening at home“ with light and entertaining melodies – by the way with our former alto Sebastian!

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Weihnacht A Capella - Holiday concert on Facebook and YouTube

It’s unconceivable: the time of Advent and Christmas without music. It shouldn’t be this way, that’s why we have prepared something special for you. We’re very happy to announce our latest virtual concert today:

From the Nikolaikirche Leipzig

Christmas A Cappella

Monday, 12/21/2020, 7:30pm CET/1:30pm EST on YouTube & Facebook

Here you can watch the concert.

You find the programme here.

We’re presenting a completely new program with Christmas music from more than 700 years..

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Line-up change at Calmus

Our countertenor Stefan Kahle has decided to leave the Calmus Ensemble for health reasons. We deeply regret that and simultaneously we’re looking back to two very intensive years – many moving concerts and nice experiences are now behind us and will remain a lasting memory in our minds...

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