Coming together in 2004 from their beginnings in the Hochschule für Musik und Theater and the Boys Choir of Hannover, vocaldente has developed over the course of only a few short years into an internationally acclaimed and sought-after vocal ensemble. Over 100 concerts and appearances per year are on the program of this quintet that take them throughout their homeland of Germany, throughout Europe, and on extensive and repeated tours of the United States as well as Hongkong, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan.
Vocaldente has prevailed at the biggest and most significant national and international vocal and a cappella competitions in Asia, Europe, and the United States.
By winning first prize at the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival 2008 in San Francisco, vocaldente can call themselves the National Champions of the world’s biggest a cappella competition, becoming the first foreign speaking, and only the second ever non-American winner. And they’ve also tasted victory at the most renowned European competition of its kind, the Tampereen Sävel in Finland. They’ve won the Audience’s Favorite Awards for Best Group and Most Popular Group wherever they’ve competed; and lately, were also honored with the First Prize of the Jury and the Special Award for Best Choreography and Stage Presence at the International Contemporary A Cappella Competition in Taiwan, the biggest of its kind in Asia. vocaldente has been a guest at the most renowned a cappella and choir festivals, whether national or international. In addition, they represent the culture of vocal innovation in frequent appearances at receptions and events of the German Embassies and Consulates. Three professionally produced CD recordings and a live DVD of the 5 year anniversary of the group’s formation serve to document vocaldente‘s repertoire and career.
But despite all this success, vocaldente is mostly known for their passionate care of an art which is nearly lost in the entire vocal scene: unlike other a cappella groups, they don’t rely on technical devices, amplifiers, nor special effects – they perform a cappella without microphones, artfully shaping tunes and harmonies in their most traditional way. However, vocaldente ’s repertoire is equally contemporary and covers pop and rock music from the past eight decades: Taking their audience on a captivating
journey from the Roaring Twenties to the latest pop hits, vocaldente creates a completely unique new form of a cappella that connects directly with the audience, touching them deeply, and utterly delighting them, “a sound that gets under your skin” (HAZ, German Press).
To put it concisely: “Germany’s most successful a cappella export!”,
This is vocaldente – this is a cappella art.
Cantus Novus Femina is a female vocal ensemble founded in the spring of 2015. It is comprised of professional musicians, and/or individuals with extensive experience in singing, choral or otherwise. Its goal is to tackle and gracefully deliver demanding pieces of choral music.
Cantus Novus Femina has participated in events organised by EPILOGI cultural movement, such as ‘A Festive Gloria’, ‘Ymnoi Aggelon se Rythmous Anthropon’, ‘A Trip to the World’, and ‘La La World’ with Concordia quartet. Cantus Novus Femina has also taken part in ‘The Magic of Christmas’ with the soprano Aliki Chrysochou, and in ‘Together on Stage’, a showcase of distinguished Cypriot ensembles and artists organised by Patticheion Theatre.
In May 2018 Cantus Novus Femina performed 4 original choral works and arrangements by Cypriot composers (Christos Stavrinides, Christos Manos and Marios Marcou) in ‘Cyprus Serenade’.
In July of 2018, Cantus Novus Femina performed a world premiere of Argentinian composer Santiago Vero’s ‘Almas de Barro’ at Europa Cantat world choral festival in Tallinn, Estonia.12/09/2018 20:30 €15 BUY TICKETS