A smiling mentor, Bobby McFerrin enchants again the Philharmonie
[...] for the “VOCAbuLarieS-tour” the choir’s conductor Roger Treece was required to develop a sound that was both delicate and expressive yet entirely unified. This he achieved to perfection, with the choir reproducing Bobby McFerinn’s complex harmonies and arrangements with extraordinary poise and confidence.
Using his vocal power and intimate musical skills to build contrasting and interchanging effects, McFerrin himself became a smiling mentor of the most sublime and charismatic type [...] 29.03.2011, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Ralf Dombrowski
The Chamber Choir of Europe is made up of professional singers from throughout the continent who are embarking on a solo career or are established members of national and international radio choirs, and who meet regularly for a concentrated series of rehearsals and concerts, including festivals.
Their many outstanding recordings, awards (06-2011, Diapason d’Or for the Bach motets with Nicol Matt) and radio broadcasts (03-2011, BR recording “VOCAbuLarieS” in the Munich Philharmonic Concert Hall with Bobby McFerrin and Roger Treece) reflect the Choir’s supreme quality, whether performing as an ensemble or as solo artists, with or without orchestral accompaniment.
SZ: “…Great world music that sets the standard for choral music …“
Over the years the Chamber Choir of Europe has enjoyed working with many composers such as Morten Lauridsen, John Rutter, Roger Treece, Ola Gjeilo, Giselle Wyers, Robert Paterson and Gunnar Eriksson, a list which underlines the Chamber Choir of Europe’s international appeal.