The ensemble belongs to foremost world interpreters of medieval sacral music.
It has been focusing its work both on the semiological interpretation of Gregoriant chant according to the earliest neumatic sources from the 10 century, and on presentation of the original Bohemian plainchant tradition, including early polyphony.
He is already much in demand as an oratorio and concert singer and has been invited to perform as soloist with orchestras such as the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, the Dresden Philharmonic, the NDR Radio Philharmonic, the Gürzenichorchester Cologne as well as the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the London Symphony Orchestra; he has worked with conductors such as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Daniele Gatti, Hartmut Haenchen, Ludwig Güttler, Peter Schreier, Andrew Manze and Leopold Hager. Thomas Choir of Leipzig and with the Dresdner Kreuzchor.
Patrick Grahl’s concerts in the 2018/2019 season include Mendelssohn’s with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Manfred Honeck Besides his many commitments on the concert and opera stage Patrick Grahl also has a dedicated interest in chamber music projects and recitals, for instance with his male voice quartet Thios Omilos or the ensemble Barockwerk Ost, with which in 2014 he won 1 prize of the Advancement prize for Early Music awarded by Saarland Radio and the Academy of Ancient Music in the Saarland.
Three Bell Strokes Gregorian Chant: Requiem aeternam Reading*: Letter of Mozart to his father, 4 April 1787 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Maurerische Trauermusik C Minor K 477 (479a) Gregorian Chant: Domine exaudi orationem meam Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Laudate Dominumfrom Vesperae solennes de Confessore K 339/5 Gregorian Chant: In quacumque die Reading: Nelly Sachs (1891-1970)„Wer weiß, wo die Sterne stehen“ „Wenn im Vorsommer“ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem K 626I. Kyrie Reading: Book of Revelations 6, 8-17 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem K 626III.
This limitation ceased after 1989 and since then it has been intensively recording and giving concerts abroad, too (Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Israel, Japan).
Its recording of Bohuslav Martinů´s chamber cantatas (Supraphon, 2016) scored top rankings in the influential British magazines, Gramophone (Editor´s Choice) and BBC Music Magazine (Choral & Song Choice), in the latter along with nomination for its annual award in the choral music category.
Karl-Peter Kammerlander which gave him decisive momentum for his artistic development.
While still a student Patrick Grahl was able to work on and perform roles such as Alfred (in prize at the XX International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig.
The choir regards as an inseparable part of its activity educational endeavours targeting the young generations.
In this context, it has been involved in organizing a Choral Academy for students of singing, a project aimed at enabling young artists to acquire practical skills through work with a professional vocal ensemble; and with focus on young children, running a series of educational concerts and a programme of on-the-spot singing workshops in schools.
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The CDs of the ensemble arise exclusively in co-operation with the major Czech musical publisher, Supraphon company, and have received a number of awards (Choc du Monde de le Musique, 10 de Répertoire, Golden Harmony Award for the best Czech recording of the year). In this case the list of its issues amounts respectable 319 compositions.