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'The mystical soundscapes of Villmows music for choirs are perfect for combining with early music. In a recent project, 'Da pacem' and 'Kyrie' proved to be ideal counterpoints to works by Johann Sebastian Bach. It was a stroke of luck that Michael Villmow picked up his saxophone himself, hence triggering the famous spark and igniting the audience!' - Pirmin Lang, conductor G.F. Händelchor Luzern (G. F. Handel Choir of Lucerne)

Cooperations with choirs

As an instrumental partner and, above all, as a composer, Villmow is constantly collaborating intensively with choirs:

  • Prof. Volker Hempfling - Kölner Kantorei
  • Wolfgang Kläsener - Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke
  • Thomas Schmidt - Kreiskantor Marktkirche Neuwied,
  • Hansruedi Kämpfen - OVE, Schweizer Jugendchor, OWL
  • Adrian Zenhäusern - Church choir Bürchen
  • Frank Dittmer - LKMD, 62. Bachtage Greifswald
  • Rainer Held - Professor für Musik Luzern, div. Chöre und Orchester
  • Javier Hagen - Singer, composer, Art Director of Forum Wallis.
  • Lukas Wanner - Conductor Basel
  • Ute Hormuth - Junge Kantorei St. Martin
  • Matthias Topp - Cantamo Köln
  • Judith Bregy - Voice coach, breath therapist, conductor (Switzerland)

At the Rheinische Musikschule (Rhineland Music School) in Cologne, he is active, among other things, as the director of the Querbeat adult choir. 

Vergangene Projekte und Programmbeispiele

 

 


Quotes 'n' resonances

'Singing as a member of the Pro Musica Vocale choir involved in the ‘Urklang’ works project by Michael Villmow evoked a similar emotion in me as the chapel by architect Peter Zumthor in Mechernich in the Eifel region of Germany. It was as if something in me was able to inhabit a place outside the realm of the tangible, to a place that this something truly wants to go. The alien and the familiar, such great joy. I would say that these works have had an impact on the very heart of me. Thank you!' - Michael Biklas, chorister with Pro Musica Vocale, architect, Switzerland  _______________________________________

Junge Kantorei (Young Church Choir) St. Martin, Rhineland-Palatinate, performance of Da Pacem, ‘Fred, Shalom, Peace’, Missa de Angelis and Agnus Dei from Missa brevis for mixed choir, violoncello and soprano saxophone, November 3, 2013, St.Martin parish church: