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Singer Pur

Singer Pur

Singer Pur are an acappella sextet consisting of a soprano, three tenors, a baritone and a bass whose extensive repertoire covers from medieval and classical compositions to those of a jazz and improvised nature.

Singer Pur were originally formed by five former members of the renowned Regensburger Domspatzen Cathetral Boys' Choir in 1992. Soon after, they were joined by a soprano. The unusual sextet (a soprano, three tenors, a baritone and a bass) went on to win first prize in the 1994 Deutsche Musikwettbewerb and a year later to receive the honour of the grand prix for vocal ensembles at the International Tampere Music Festival in Finland.

Singer Pur have a well established international career, having made numerous appearances on television and radio stations, have made CD recordings and been invited to perform at festivals and concerts in over 40 countries.

The group are well known for their ability to work without stylistic limitations. For example, their repertoire ranges from the medieval to the avant garde, to new compositions written specifically for the group, to various forms of improvisation and co-operations with such esteemed musicians as the Hillard Ensemble, composer and jazz musician Michael Riessler, as well as orchestras such as the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and the Sinfonieorchester Des WDR Cologne.

Their discography consists of 18 albums, many of which have been award-winning. For example, two of their albums won 'Le Choc de l'Anne' from French music magazine 'Le Monde de la Musique' and another three won ECHO Klassik - the culture award of the city of Regensburg - in 2005, 2006 and 2011. One of their albums with arrangements dedicated by composers specifically to the ensemble won 'Best Edition of the Year' in 2009 during the Frankfurter Musikmesse.

Further to their achievements as performers and recording artists, Singer Pur have supported young musicians taking part in international workshops for Europa Cantat, AMJ and Rhapsody in School.