Acapella concert presents German, Vietnamese folk music

An acapella concert featuring the GewandhausChor Leipzig will take place in Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on October 15.

                          The GewandhausChor Leipzig

Artists of the GewandhausChor Leipzig and the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera will perform German and Vietnamese folk songs in the event directed by Gregor Meyer.

The Gewandhaus Choir Leipzig is one of the most renowned German concert choirs for over 150 years and is closely related to the traditional Gewandhaus orchestra Leipzig. The choir is covering a huge variety of genres, apart from a capella they are also singing symphonic music, gospel, soul, pop and jazz. They have performed in many countries. They were invited to India by the Goethe-Institute and participated in the birthday concert of Pope Benedict XVI. in Vatican. For the first time, Goethe-Institut Hanoi initiated their concert trip to Vietnam.

HCMC Ballett Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1993 and performs a big repertoire including orchestra, ensemble, solo, opera and ballet pieces. The renowned orchestra aspires to present Vietnamese artists and talents to a global audience as to strengthen the cultural exchange with other countries.

Gregor Meyer studied choral conducting and church music in Leipzig and has been the conductor of the Gewandhaus Choir since 2007. He repeatedly drafts innovative programs for the choir which quite often go beyond the limits of classical choir repertoire. For example, he developed sociocultural projects with survivors of the Second World War and performed Bach's "Markuspassion" with a barrier-free access for the deaf. In addition, he conducts the Vocalconsort Leipzig that he founded in 1999 and works as a music producer.

By Kim Khanh

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