Streaming concert Christmas Lights today at 7:00 PM CET on YouTube!

The time has come: our online CD release concert on YouTube is just around the corner!

Today, on December 23rd at 7:00 PM CET, we will sing for you and you can simply relax at home, continue wrapping gifts, decorate the tree to festive music, or watch us sing up close.

If you want to know what to expect, take a look at the trailer.

And here is the link to the streaming concert, which you can start at 7:00 PM CET. We will make the stream available to you up to and including 2024-01-06.

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Christmas greetings

What a blessing that Christmas anticipation doesn't cause any pain! Otherwise we would have had to be taken to hospital long ago. And it won't be any different for you any time soon!

Advent Calendar

Some of you may have already noticed! This year, we have a Calmus Advent calendar for you. Starting today, we will release a piece of our new CD "Christmas Lights" on YouTube every day until Christmas. You can peek behind the first door here:

Madrigal for Christmas

CD Release Concert

But what would a CD release be without an official release concert? On December 6, we will be coming to the Pauluskirche in Halle/Saale for the first time with our own “Weihnacht a cappella” event entitled "Christmas Lights".

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Lots of presents!

The new season has begun and Christmas presents are already coming down the chimney!

Probably the greatest gift we have received is Christie Starrett! She lives in the USA and is now our manager for North America. Christie Starrett is an independent arts manager with a portfolio of performing arts organizations, leading vocal groups and choral organizations. Professional associations range from IMG Artists, The Philadelphia and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, the American Boychoir and Trinity Irish Dance Company. Illustrious clients over the years include Joshua Bell, the Emerson String Quartet, Steve Reich, The King’s Singers, Tenebrae Choir, Thomanerchor of Leipzig and more. We first met Christie in person on our US and Canada tour last April. She attended our concert in Norfolk, Virginia, and we immediately clicked!

Christie Starrett und das Calmus Ensemble

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Sunny wishes

The birds are chirping, the lakes are crowded, and people are strolling the streets in T-shirts and sunglasses. We, too, are singing a lot, brimming with ideas and news, and besides shorts and skirts, we have something much more stylish to show!

Elisabeth and Maria have recently become proud owners of new tailor-made dresses from Maxi Lasheras, who operates the Marillon Leipzig couture studio not far from our rehearsal space. Friedrich, Jonathan, and Michael are equally delighted with their specially made matching accessories in blue and gold.

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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:

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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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CONCERT PREMIERE WITH A NEW LINE-UP!

We present on YouTube:
Halleluja³
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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