Young Gmünd Symphony Orchestra (JGS)
The Young Gmünd Symphony Orchestra is a large school project run by Gmünd high schools Hans-Baldung-Gymnasium, Landesgymnasium, Parler-Gymnasium, Scheffold-Gymnasiums and Gmünd and Waldstetten’s music schools. It does not matter which school the young musicians come from. They all have one thing in common – the joy of playing a music instrument.
The JGS was established in 2017. It was set up to offer what many small ensembles cannot offer: grand symphonic sound. However, the orchestra’s aim is not to be an elitist orchestra for the very best. Everyone may find their place within the orchestra. Sometimes the parts are rearranged to match the skills of the respective musicians
I am the JGS’s co-founder and co-initiator. That is why I am happy to still be one of the orchestra’s conductors. It is our wish to bring joy to our audiences with our varied program.
St. Josef Böbingen
This church choir gives a lot of performances within the church year. Of course, the main focus is on church music: regular Sunday services, motets, masses, liturgical chants. Solemnities are often carried out in collaboration with the chamber orchestra “Sinfonietta St. Josef”.
We give concerts regularly, especially often together with other choirs. Our repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the Modern period. Many of my choral works were performed by the Böbingen church choir and were even premiered here.
St. Josef’s schola cantorum is affiliated to the Böbingen church choir. This male ensemble performs Gregorian chant, medieval music, and German liturgical chant and is only active during the Christmas time and the Holy Week when it is given honourable liturgical tasks.
Fellbach Chamber Orchestra
The Fellbach Chamber Orchestra is a semi-professional string orchestra. It plays a vital part in Fellbach’s cultural and musical life with several concert projects every year. It stages its own productions as well as helps create festive settings for vernissages or jubilees taking place in the city. Experimental concerts projects have also received critical acclaim over the last years.
The FCO is focusing on the repertoire for string orchestra of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern period. It also performs with soloists regularly, this includes symphonic works.
While being responsible as musical director it has always been my wish to present works which suit a wide variety of tastes and are nevertheless still joined together by one thematic bridge.
Choral Society "Liederkranz 1877 e.V." Grafenberg
The “Liederkranz” male choral society Grafenberg is an ensemble steeped in tradition. It is deeply rooted in the town of Grafenberg at the foot of the Swabian Mountains. Town life is influenced by the activities of various clubs and societies all year long. Church parish concerts take place as well as more secular events.
The choral society’s repertoire covers a wide range of musical styles. The choir has – amongst others – already performed 19thcentury works by Johann Strauss (“Donauwalzer”) and Friedrich Silcher’s numerous folksongs. We additionally enjoy performing modern hits and evergreens.
Please excuse that the description of Grafenberg's mixed choir ist not available in English yet. The translation will be realized soon. You can continue with my activities at the parish of St. Josef.
Der gemischte Chor des Gesangvereins „Liederkranz 1877 e.V.“ Grafenberg wurde 2011 neu gegründet und fand sofort guten Zuspruch. Wie der Männerchor auch, gestaltet der gemischte Chor zahlreiche musikalische Ereignisse in und um Grafenberg, auch im Rahmen der Sängervereinigung Hohenneuffen und des Chorverbands Karl Pfaff, in denen der Verein mit beiden Chören aktives Mitglied ist.
Wir pflegen modernes Chorrepertoire in englischer und deutscher Sprache und vergessen auch nicht die traditionellen Wurzeln des vereinlich organisierten Chorgesangs. So finden sich in unseren Programmen beispielsweise „Hits“ von Brahms, Hubert von Goisern oder den Scorpions; auch im Bereich Musical waren wir bereits aktiv.