100 years Franz Koringer
Schlosskonzert St. Martin
June 28, 2021
Artistic direction: Franz M. Herzog
We are back – and how! The St. Martin Castle Concert on June 28, 2021 was an exceptional one. Not only because of the diverse program and the wonderful ambience. There was a special energy in the air that evening, as it was the first concert since the pandemic forced all art to come to a halt. It was an atmospheric and remarkable concert, carried by an exuberant joy of all participants to finally be able to make music in front of an audience again. And the audience thanked them with a tirelessly exuberant applause at the end.
What could be heard was a selection from the great diversity of the Styrian composer Franz Koringer, who would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year. The Vocalforum Graz, the Herzogenberg Chamber Choir, the Studio Choir and the Gospel & Jazz Choir of the Johann-Joseph-Fux-Conservatory, as well as the Singkreis Raaba, together with instrumentalists of the Conservatory, brought a varied program to the stage. Highlights of the vocal forum were demanding sacred and secular works by Koringer, from the Kreuzweg with orchestra to vocal gourmet pieces such as Der Lattenzaun from 6 neue Madrigale.
In addition to the artistic director Franz Herzog, students of the ao. course of studies in choral conducting and group voice training of the Johann-Joseph-Fux-Conservatory conducted.