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Saturday | 12 noon
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We are the NoonSong – professional and voluntary
May we introduce ourselves to you?
The weekly NoonSong is not feasible without a large team of contributors. Liturgists, organists, singers, conductor, church service and sound engineer work together every Saturday. Here we introduce you to the great and wonderful NoonSong team.
Musical Director & Conductor
In 2008, the choirmaster and conductor Stefan Schuck developed the concept of the “NoonSong” for Berlin. With the then Berlin Bishop Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Huber of the Protestant Church and the Catholic liturgical scholar Prof. Dr. Andreas Odenthal, the musician reconstructed a form of liturgy that has a great appeal to people in the metropolis of Berlin.
Stefan Schuck completed his studies in Catholic church music at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt/M. in 1987. . He then studied choral and orchestral conducting in Frankfurt with Uwe Gronostay and Jiri Starek.
From 1989 he was active in choral conducting at the UdK Berlin, and from 1992 to 1997 he was an artistic assistant to Uwe Gronostay. During this time there was an intensive exchange with Eric Ericson in Stockholm.
Since the summer of 1992, Schuck has been the conductor of the Hugo-Distler-Chor Berlin, which has since given a large number of positively acclaimed concerts in Germany and abroad.
In 1998, Schuck was appointed professor of choral and orchestral conducting at the Rottenburg-Stuttgart College of Church Music.
Since 2013 he has been working as a freelance conductor. Schuck has worked with numerous professional choirs, including the Netherlands Chamber Choir Amsterdam, the Cologne Radio Choir, the Berlin Radio Choir and the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart. His choir and organ concerts have been broadcast on Deutschlandradio and Südwestrundfunk, among others.
In 1998, Schuck received the Hans-Joachim Erhard Memorial Prize from the city of Aschaffenburg, and in 2012 he was awarded the Citizen’s Medal of the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district for his cultural work.
He is a co-founder of the KinderStimmen project of Lernwerkstatt Berlin, owned by Kindergärten City, with the goal of voice pedagogical work with preschool children in Wedding/Kreuzberg.
Professional vocal ensemble
The professional vocal ensemble sirventes berlin with singers from Berlin was founded in 2003 by Stefan Schuck. Since 2008, regular music-making for the NoonSong has grown out of the project-based way of working. The outstanding quality of the ensemble results from this intensive regular joint work.
Around the performance
In NoonSong, scripture reading and prayer are taken over by Protestant pastors and Catholic clergy. The organ will be played for the entrance and exit. The sound engineer is responsible for the audio archive, and the church service prepares and follows up the church hall for services and events.
Anette Lösch, Soprano
Elisabeth Fischer, Soprano
Jin Kim, Soprano
Bianca Reim, Soprano
Katja Kunze, Soprano
Miriam Fahnert, Soprano
Anja Simon, Alt
Andrea Effmert, Alto
Wiebke Kretzschmar, Alto
Sibylla Maria Löbbert, Alto
Alice Lackner, Alto
Winnie Brückner, Mezzo-soprano
Philipp Cieslewicz, Altus
Ulrich Löns, Tenor
Martin Netter, Tenor
Masashi Tsuij, Tenor
Volker Nietzke, Tenor
Hans Dieter Gillessen, Tenor
Jakob Ahles, Baritone
Martin Backhaus, Bass
Tobias Hagge, Bass
Thomas Heiß, Baritone
Werner Blau, Bass
Till Schulze, Baritone
Daniel Clark, Organ player
Mirlan Kasymaliev, Organ player
Minister Anna Kim-Chi Nguyen-Huu
Minister Barbara Deml
Church service, sound engineer, data maintenance
Valentin Kahl, Sound engineer
Barbara Reier, Church service
Antje Reier, Church service
Dr. Claudio Müller, Data Maintenance and Support of the Audio Archive Database
“The Noon Song – the sounding gift for mind and soul. Those seeking the healing power of sounds and melodies will direct their steps to the church Am Hohenzollernplatz on Saturday at noon. From the Psalms to centuries-old chorales and motets to contemporary compositions, the restorative power of sacred music penetrates the heart and mind, always a pleasure, comfort, and joy for the whole person.”