Ensemble

POLYHARMONIQUE  is a collective of vocal soloists with a focus on vocal music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. 

Ensemble Polyharmonique is a collective of professional singers from the versatile EARLY MUSIC scene of Europe. The vocal music of the Renaissance and the Baroque era form the core repertoire of the ensemble. Taking historical performance practice into account, the ensemble combines ideas from German and Franco-Flemish vocal culture to lively poetic interpretations. The basic ensemble includes 6 vocal soloists a cappella or accompanied by the basso continuo and can vary depending on the programme (4-13 singers).

Invitations to festivals all over Europe speak to the international appreciation of Ensemble Polyharmonique.These include the Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, the Bachfest Leipzig, Meer Stemmig Gent, Musica Divina Mechelen, Les Nuits de Septembre Liège, the Trigonale Klagenfurt, the Thüringer Bachwochen, the Händelfestspiele Halle, the Tage der Alten Musik Regensburg, Heinrich Schütz Musikfest, the Days of Early Music Bratislava and others.

For the repertoire with instrumental accompaniment, such as the oratorios, masses and cantatas by J.S.Bach, Dieterich Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu nostri, the Monteverdi Vespers or the Messiah by G.F.Haendel, renowned baroque orchestras could be won as partners, among them the {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna from Katowice, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, L’arpa festante and the La Folia Barockorchester.

In addition to the well-known repertoire of EARLY MUSIC, the Ensemble Polyharmonique is dedicated to the discovery of unknown works of the 17th and 18th centuries.

The CDs “Musicalische Seelenlust” with music by Thomaskantor Tobias Michael (1592-1657), and “Cavalli-Requiem” with works by Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676) and Alessandro Grandi (1577-1630) (both on Raumklang Records) were released in 2015.

In 2017 the world premiere recording of “Chor-Music auff Madrigalmanier” by Andreas Hammerschmidt (1611-1675) was released, and in 2019 the full-length oratorical St. Mark Passion of Italian coinage by Johann Georg Künstel (c1645-1694).

The recording of “Geistliche Chor-Music 1648” by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672) is slated to be released in 2020.

Help us

Dear Friends of polyharmonique,
Dear Early Music Fans.

The current Covid-19 pandemic is making it difficult for freelance singers to survive, and the upcoming weeks are going to be challenging, both emotionally and economically.

The time of the Passion is one of our main working periods, but all future concerts have been cancelled, which puts us in our own state of economic emergency.Polyharmonique remains committed to fulfilling its cultural mission, which is to bring to life the musical treasures of the 17th and 18th centuries, and make them accessible to its audience, especially in times such as these.

We would like to take the liberty to suggest that you support a CD-recording that finances our work.

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As soon as the official situation allows, we will compile and record “Zwölff Madrigalischen Trost-Gesänge” (1670/1671), “Twelve Madrigal Consolation-Songs” by Wolfgang Carl Briegel (1626-1712). Briegel lived in the late 17th century and worked at the courts of Gotha and Darmstadt. Today, he is one of the lesser known composers who stand between Heinrich Schütz and Johann Sebastian Bach.
The Trost-Gesänge is a renewed discovery of high-quality works that are also textually consistent studies in counterpoint; this collection opens the gates to the 18th century.

Composed for six voices and basso continuo, they are a perfect match for Polyharmonique. This is beautiful and consoling music, which more than lives up to its purpose even in 2020.


A week of rehearsals and recording of this wonderful music is planned, with a CD release in 2021.


If you would like to support the artists of ensemble polyharmonique in this endeavour, a donation can be made to the non-profit association Poly Music e.V.;
donation receipts can be issued for amounts upward of € 30.
Further details can be found at www.poly-music.eu (German only)

For this CD Subscription the donors of the amount upward of € 30 will receive a CD as soon as it is ready and published.

Please stay healthy!

Banküberweisung

Poly Music e.V.
Berliner Sparkasse
IBAN: DE28 100 500 000 190 735 015
BIC: BELADEBEXXX

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spenden@poly-music.eu

From the bottom our hearts, we thank you.

Magdalene (Kiel) // Joowon Lake Starnberg // Sören (Frankfurt/Main) // Johannes und Matthias (Berlin) // Alexander (Beverlo-Belgien)