Cantus Novus Wien

The Cantus Novus Wien chamber choir performs for the first time at this year’s »Hollywood in Vienna«. The ensemble was named »Choir of the Year« by Chorforum Wien in 2018. The choir fascinates with its great stylistic variety at the highest level. The extensive repertoire includes high-quality a cappella choral music, great oratorical works by Handel and Haydn, and famous requiem arrangements by Mozart, Brahms, Verdi, and Fauré. Contemporary music is one of the choir’s focal points, including regular world premieres of commissioned pieces. The clear and warm timbre of the choir is also influenced by 21st century composers such as Eric Whitacre, Paul Mealor, Morten Lauridsen, and Ola Gjeilo.

In terms of concert and CD projects, Cantus Novus Wien regularly collaborates with choirs and composers from Sweden, Finland, England, and Switzerland. It is also a frequent guest at major concert series. In 2018, Cantus Novus Wien made its debut at »Wiener Musikverein« at the invitation of »Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde«. It performed Gustav Mahler’s 2nd Symphony. A double CD featuring choral works by Ludwig van Beethoven will be released by the Naxos music label in autumn 2019. The choir has been conducted by Thomas Holmes since 2001.