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PERFORMANCES - chronologic

2017

Sound workshop KOLUMBA / (ensemble) / Public presentation Klangwerkstatt with Samara Kadiri, Bassem Hawar and Maria Jonas (cond.), Ars Choralis Coeln and workshop participants / Sunday 5 November, 12 - 16 hrs. / museum Kolumba, Cologne.

Workshop @ the Klangwerkstatt KOLUMBA / (ensemble) / Workshop with Samara Kadiri, Bassem Hawar and Maria Jonas (cond.), Ars Choralis Coeln and workshop participants / Thursday, 2 November - Sunday, 5 November / ZAMUS and museum Kolumba, Cologne.

Klang der Mystik / (ensemble) / Concert with ensemble Nu:n_Vokal (Gert Anklam – saxophones, Falk Zenker – guitar & live electronics and Cora Schmeiser - voice & recitation) / Sunday, 8 October / Vicinity of Kiel (D).

Klang der Mystik / (ensemble) / Concert with ensemble Nu:n_Vokal / Saturday, 7 October.

Ordo Virtutum / (ensemble) / CD-recording by Ars Choralis Coeln conducted by Maria Jonas / Monday, 25 - Thursday, 28 September / Rochuskirche, Cologne.

Devotio Moderna“ - Die neue Frömmigkeit am Vorabend der Reformation / (ensemble) / Concert with Ars Choralis Coeln conducted by Maria Jonas as part of the Via Mediaeval 2017. Music from the songbook of Anna von Köln, the Wienhäuser Liederbuch and the Berliner manuscript 190 / Sunday, 24 September, 17 hrs. / Eußerthal, Pfalz (D).

Klang der Mystik / (ensemble) / Concert with Ensemble Nu:n_Vokal / Friday, 22 September, 19.30 hrs. / Monastery Wechterswinkel, Bad Neustadt (D).

O Pastor Eterne / (ensemble) / 900 year St. Nikolaus in Dünnwald. Jubilee concert with Ars Choralis Coeln conducted by Maria Jonas / Saturday, 16 september, 19.30 hrs. / St. Nikolaus, Cologne-Dünnwald (D).

Devotio Moderna - Die neue Frömmigkeit am Vorabend der Reformation / (ensemble) / Concert with Ars Choralis Coeln conducted by Maria Jonas as part of the Festival Banchetto Musicale. Music from the songbook of Anna von Köln, the Wienhäuser Liederbuch and the Berliner manuscript 190 / Monday 11 September / Vilnius (Lithuania).

Warten auf den Fluss / (ensemble) / Concert with Ars Choralis Coeln conducted by Maria Jonas as part of the Ruhrtriennale in collaboration with the artist collective Observatorium / Sunday, 3 September / Emscherinsel, Essen. 

Musical Ready Mades / (ensemble) / In 1917 Marcel Duchamps bought an urinal, signed it with R.Mutt, named it »Fountain« and showed it at an exhibition. In commemoration of his 100 birthday  Les Saxosythes-Werkstatt and the Lunyala Trio present compositions and improvisations for chamber choir and instruments by Isang Yun, Lucia Mense, Dietmar Bonnen and Cora Schmeiser / Sunday, 27 August, 18 hrs. / Bürgerzentrum Alte Feuerwache, Cologne.

ENTWINED / (ensemble) / New chamber music at the Warehouse, Waterloo, performed by Cora Schmeiser (soprano), Richard Craig (flutes), Emma Richards (viola), Alice Purton (cello) and Diego Castro Magaš (guitar) /Monday, 21 August, 19.30 hrs. / The Warehouse, 13 Theed Street, London.

Musik aus dem Paradies / (ensemble) / The Johannes-worship in the Dominican nunnery of Paradiese (Germany), 14th - 15th century with Ars Choralis Coeln conducted by Maria Jonas / Friday, June 9 / Essen-Werden (D). 

SCHapo! / (Duo) / SCHapo! is a post-dadaistic evening with a happy surprise-program dedicated to Kurt SCHwitters. SCHapo! is a disordering 60 minute performance, quite in the spirit of the MERZ-master, created by the ‘vocals’ Cora SCHmeiser and NataSCHa Morsink (voice and performance), and ‘consonant’ Arnold SCHalks (design and technique) / Friday 26, Saturday 27, and Sunday 28 May, 20:30 hrs. / OCW, stage for small scale events, Drievriendenstraat 26 Rotterdam.

Festa paschalia: ENCHIRIDIEN / (ensemble) / Vespers for Eastertime from German, late-medieval handbooks from the Erfurter Enchiridion, the songbooks from the Devotio Moderna, the Viennese Psalterium feriatum and songs by the Mönch von Salzburg with Ars Choralis Coeln conducted by Maria Jonas / Sunday, April 23, 16 hrs. / St. Pantaleon, Cologne.

PSALM: Magnificat / (ensemble) /Medieval songs for Maria from Italy, Portugal and Germany for fiddle, bells, virginal and voices with Senta Berger & Ars Choralis Coeln conducted by Maria Jonas / Tuesday, April 11, 19 hrs. / Graz, Helmut-List-Halle, Austria.

De vier windstreken / (duo) / Vocal contributions accompanied by pianist Antoinette Lamers / Sunday, April 2, 14 hrs. / Theater Twee Hondjes, Hellevoetsluis (NL).

Ich spür ain tier / (duo) / Medieval troubadour poetry, dadaïstic seahorses and starfishes with Cora Schmeiser (voice) and Lucia Mense (flutes) / Sunday, February 19, 15 hrs. / Podiumkunsten Emmakade, Koningin Emmakade 139, The Hague.

Ich spür ain tier / (duo) / Medieval troubadour poetry, dadaïstic seahorses and starfishes with Cora Schmeiser (voice) and Lucia Mense (flutes) / Saturday, February 18, 17 and 20 hrs. / @ Milou van Ham, Balkenstraat 33, Rotterdam.

 

2016

crimmp_22 / (ensemble) / Concert with the Lunyala trio: Lucia Mense - flutes, Dietmar Bonnen - keys and percussion, Cora Schmeiser - voice / Friday evening 25th, Saturday evening 26th and Sunday evening 27th November, 20:30 hrs. / OCW, stage for small scale events, Rotterdam.

Wunderzeichen / (ensemble) / Concert with the 'Renaissance Violin Band' Exquisite Noyse featuring Cora Schmeiser, a lecture and song. Music by Josquin, Lassus, Le Jeune, Trabaci / Sunday, November 20, 17 hrs / Klangraum-Kunigunde, Mauenheimerstr. 25, Cologne-Nippes.

Klangwerkstatt  / (ensemble) / Sound workshop in the Kolumba Museum with Maria Jonas, Ars Choralis Coeln and participants of the workshop / Sunday, November 6, from 12 hrs. on / Kolumba Museum, Cologne.

Nachtklänge / (ensemble) / Concert with ensemble Nu:n_Vokal (Gert Anklam – saxophones, Falk Zenker – guitar & live electronics and Cora Schmeiser - voice & recitation) / Friday, October 7, 20 hrs. / Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche, Berlin.

Romanische Nacht der Otterberger Abteikirchenkonzerte und Via Medival / (ensemble) / Double bill with Capella Romana (USA) and ensemble Nu:n_Vokal (Gert Anklam – saxophones, Falk Zenker – guitar & live electronics and Cora Schmeiser - voice & recitation) / Sunday, October 2, 20 hrs. / church, abbey Otterberg (near Kaiserslautern).

(ensemble) / Concert with ensemble Nu:n_Vokal (see above)as part of the Gitarrenfestival-Ruhr 2016 / Thursday, September 29, 20 hrs. / Bleckstraße, am Zoom, Gelsenkirchen. \

Darkness Sublime / (ensemble) / Concert with Exquisite Noyse (Paula Kibildis - violine; Andreas Hempel - viola; Daniel Lind - viola; Zsuzsanna Czentnár - viola; Johannes Loescher - Bassvioline; Vincent Kibildis - harp) and Cora Schmeiser as part of Musik in St. Peter / Sunday, September 25, 17 hrs. / St. Peter, Essen-Kettwig.

Lunyala Trio / (ensemble) / Concert with the Lunyala trio (Lucia Mense - flutes; Cora Schmeiser - voice; Dietmar Bonnen - keyboards). As part of the concert, the exhibition with paintings by Isztván Haás (Budapest) will be opened / Sunday, September 18, 19 hrs. / Markuskirche, Cologne-Porz.

Ordo Virtutum / (ensemble) / Concert with Ars Choralis Coeln as part of the Voix et Route Romane Festival / Sunday, August 28, 18 hrs. / Église Saints-Pierre-et-Paul, Rosheim (F).

„Senhora del Mundo“ - Misstress of the world / (ensemble) / Concert by Ars Choralis Coeln conducted by Maria Jonas with medieval songs of praise for Maria from Spain, France and Italy / Wednesday, July 13, 20:30 hrs. / Roman Institute, auditorium of the University of Münster.

Musik aus dem Paradiese / (ensemble) / Concert with Ars Choralis Coeln conducted by Maria Jonas on the occasion of the Roman Summer with music from the Codice of the Dominicans from the Paradiese convent near Soest (13th - 15th century) / Thursday, June 23, 22 hrs. / St. Andreas, Cologne.

Friedrich Nietzsche Superstar / (ensemble) / Bizarro-sci-fi-opera-radioplay of the Rotterdam based underground-cultgroup Coolhaven (Hajo Doorn, Lukas Simonis and Peter Fengler) in collaboration with guest singers Cora Schmeiser (soprano) and Oscar Verhaar (counter tenor) as part of A Different Night at the Opera, a series of cutting-edge performances during the Operadays Rotterdam / Friday, May 27 / Rotterdam Schouwburg.

In lieblicher Bläue / (ensemble) / Concert with the Lunyala trio: Lucia Mense - flutes, Dietmar Bonnen - keys and percussion, Cora Schmeiser - voice / Friday, May 20, 20:30 hrs. / Loft, Cologne.

27th. Drüggelter Kunststückchens / (ensemble) / Concert with Ensemble Nu:n: Gert Anklam – saxophones, Falk Zenker – guitar & live electronics and Cora Schmeiser - vocals & recitation / Sunday, May 15, 18:30 hrs. / Westfalian Möhnensee.

Wave-Gotik-Treffen / (ensemble) / Concert with Ensemble Nu:n (see above) / Saturday, May 14, 20 hrs. / church ruins, Leipzig / Wachau.

LAILAH - Stimmen zur Nacht, T’hillim und Psalm / (ensemble) / Concert with Jalda Rebling and Ars Choralis Coeln conducted by Maria Jonas / Sunday, April 10, 18 hrs. / Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Cologne-Lindenthal (D).
Workshop: 8 - 9 april, location: Jewish Liberal Gemeente, Gescher LaMassoret. 

Zum Abendmahl - Vermehren durch Teilen / (ensemble) / Laude for Maundy Thursday with Julia Stemberger and Ars Choralis Coeln conducted by Maria Jonas / Thursday, March 24, 19 hrs. / Helmut List Halle, Graz (A).

Música del Paraíso / (ensemble) / Concert with Ars Choralis Coeln conducted by Maria Jonas on the occasion of the Semana de Musica Religioso Cuenca. The John-cult in the Dominican convent of Paradiese (D) in the 14th - 15th century / Tuesday, March 22, 17 hrs. / Cathedral, Cuenca (E).

Klang der Mystik / (ensemble) / Concert with Ensemble Nu:n : Gert Anklam – saxophones, Falk Zenker – guitar & live electronics and Cora Schmeiser - vocals & recitation / Sunday, March 6, 18.30 hrs. / St. Thomaskirche, Bohmte (D).

Klang der Mystik / (ensemble) / Concert with Ensemble Nu:n : Gert Anklam – saxophones, Falk Zenker – guitar & live electronics and Cora Schmeiser - vocals & recitation / Saturday, March 5, 20 hrs. / St. Aegidien, Braunschweig.

Vox sanguinis / (solo) / Music-theatre production of voxcalist Cora Schmeiser, visual artists Geerten Ten Bosch and Arnold Schalks and sound artist Anne Wellmer as part of the de Link / Tuesday, March 1, 20:30 hrs. / Cenakel, Cenakel 1, Tilburg.

Het Liedeken / Performance of the sound work by Astrid Seme, as part of the project Den rechten Loon together with Thomas Geiger and Mark Pezinger Verlag / Friday, February 12, 19.30 hrs / Art Rotterdam Intersections, booth of gallery Rib, Van Nellefabriek, Rotterdam.

Ordo Virtutum / (ensemble) / Concert with Ars Choralis Coeln conducted by Maria Jonas on the occasion of "Aschermittwoch der Künstler" / Wednesday, February 10 / Groß Sankt Martin, Cologne.

Der Himmel auf Erden / (ensemble) / Concert with Ensemble VIER (Meike Herzig, Konstanze Jaeczyk and Stefan Horz) / Thursday, January 7 / Kreuzkirche Bonn.

 

2015

Museumconcert / (solo) / Every fourth Sunday of the month, museum De Pont combines contemporary art and contemporary music. In cooperation with November Music, Cora Schmeiser performs at the Wilhelminapark 1 in Tilburg (NL) / Sunday, December 27, 13:30 and 14:30 hrs.

Vox sanguinis / (solo) / Performance as part of the 'Muziektheaterdagen A'dam'. Voxcalist Cora Schmeiser, visual artists Geerten Ten Bosch and Arnold Schalks, and sound artist Anne Wellmer bring Cora Schmeiser's new performance VOX SANGUINIS to life. Via poetic, associative, scientific, absurd and lithurgical means a world is being created that is inspired by Hildegard von Bingen and results in a series of still lives. New vocal compositions by Giuliano Bracci, Kate Moore, Lukas Simonis, Boudewijn Tarenskeen, Aliona Yurtsevich and the sonic transitions by Anne Wellmer set the tone for a performance in which blood itself takes us on a journey through a laboratory of visions. / Tuesday, December 15, 21:30 hrs. and Wednesday, December 16, 20:30 hrs. / Ostadetheater, Amsterdam.

Vox sanguinis / (solo) / Musictheater production as part of the November Music-festival. (For additional info, see: December 15) / Saturday, November 7, 19 hrs. and Sunday, November 8, 11:30, 14 and 16:30 hrs. / Groot Gasthuis, Burgemeester Loeffplein 70E-F, Den Bosch (NL).

Sequenz - Sequenza / (ensemble) / Soundworkshop with Stefan Klöckner, Lucia Mense, Cora Schmeiser and Ars Choralis Coeln / Thursday, October 29 - Sunday, November 1 / Kolumba Museum, Cologne.

Vox sanguinis / (solo) / Try out of the performance which will premiere on November 7 in Den Bosch. / Friday 2, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October, 20:30 hrs. / OCW, stage for small scale events, Rotterdam.

Sankt Grobiani Sauglöcklein / (ensemble) / Contribution of Ars Choralis Coeln to the symposion with the same name / Sunday, September 27, 11 hrs. / Centre for Old Music (Zamus), Cologne. 

Devotio Moderna / (ensemble) / Programme with music from the Modern Devotion as part of the 24th Festival for Old Music Knechtsteden 2015 with Ars Choralis Coeln / Sunday, September 20, 20 hrs. / Basilica, Knechtsteden Abbey, near Dormagen (D).

Schrei nach Gerechtigkeit / (ensemble) / Contribution of Ars Choralis Coeln to the opening of the exhibition with the same name in the Bischöflichen Dom- und Diözesanmuseum Mainz / Friday, September 4, 11 hrs. / Cathedral, Mainz (D).

HIER und DORT / (duo) / Concert for voice (Cora Schmeiser) and strings (Susanne Ansorg) with medieval and 20th-century repertory as part of the Klang im Kloster music festival / Sunday, August 30, 12 and 14 hrs. / Carmelite Monastery, Frankfurt am Main (D).

Nu:n Vokal / Concert with Ensemble Nu:n / (ensemble) / Saturday, August 22, 17 hrs. / Romanic double chapel, Landsberg b. Halle (D). 

Nomanslanding / Contribution to the project with the same name as part of the Ruhrtriennale. / Nomanslanding can be accessed from opposite banks by two walkways floating on the water. The installation comprises two large, mobile platforms which gradually come together on the surface of the water to form a hemispherical dome. Within the internal space thus created, visitors are witnesses to a unique event: inside the gradually darkening space a sound collage can be heard which culminates once both sections have closed completely in a contribution sung live by one of the performers, as if the music is playing inside one’s own head. / Saturday, August 15 (opening)- Sunday, September 13, 14 -23 hrs. / Former Eisenbahnhafen Duisburg, Ruhrort (D).

Midsommerfestival / (solo) / Contribution to the open air festival for classical music / Sunday, June 28, 14:30 hrs. / Schollebos, Capelle aan de IJssel (NL).

Nu:n_Vokal/ (ensemble) / Concert with ensemble Nu:n_Vokal /Wednesday, June 24, 20 hrs. / Abtei St. Michaelsberg, Siegburg (D).

Les Maries du Rhin / (ensemble) / Concert with Ars Choralis Coeln conducted by Maria Jonas / Saturday, June 13, 20 hrs. / Liebfrauenkirche, Worms (D).

Manfred Niehaus-Nacht / (ensemble) / Musical evening around the composer Manfred Niehaus (1933-2013) organised and curated by Dietmar Bonnen with Cora Schmeiser, Lucia Mense, Hans-Martin Müller, Susanne Kessel, Michael Pape and Lothar Burghaus / Thursday, May 28, 20.30 hrs. / The Loft, Cologne.

Liebesbestiarium / (duo) / Lecture by Ralph Dutli, music by Cora Schmeiser / The Heidelberg author and translator Ralph Dutli was the first to translate this bestuary in German and reads from it. With her voice, sound bowl and hurdy gurdy Cora Schmeiser interprets nature- and love poetry of the Occitan Troubadours and the German 'Minnesänger'. / Monday, May 25, 17 hrs. / Heylsschlößchen‚ Worms (D).

Concert tour of Ars Choralis Coeln / (ensemble) / to Taipeh, Sunday, May 10 up to Monday, May 18, Taiwan.

Newsreal / (Solo) / Project(ion) for soprano, soundtrack and interactive video by Falk Hübner and Cora Schmeiser / Friday, April 17 / Utrecht School for the Arts HKU, Utrecht (NL).

Schau an der schönen Gärten Zier / (duo) / Musical walk, followed by a concert. Compositions of Hildegard von Bingen, Oswald von Wolkenstein, Bernard de Ventadorn, Beth Anderson, Kurt Schwitters and John Cage. With Cora Schmeiser (voice) and Susann Ansorg (fiddle) / Sunday, April 26, 15 hrs. / Rochuskapelle, Bingen (D).

Planctus Mariae Virginis (Wolfenbütteler Marienklage) / (ensemble) / Staged performance of a medieval mystery play by ensemble Ordo Virtutum conducted by Stefan Morent. / Saturday, March 14, 20 hrs. / St. Aegidien, Braunschweig (D).

De schepping van een aards paradijs / (solo) / Contribution to the presentation of Leon Hanssen's biography of Piet Mondriaan. / Saturday, March 7, 15 hrs. / Academic-cultural Centre Spui 25, Amsterdam.

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PROFILE

Cora studied 'Classical Singing' at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Lenie van der Heuvel, Wout Oosterkamp and Gerda van Zelm. She took up courses and master classes for 'Modern Music and Improvisation' by Ton Hartsuiker, Inge Fröhlich, Greetje Bijma, Isabelle Ganz, Barbara Hannigan, Claron McFadden, the Neue Vokalsolisten Stuttgart and the Nederlands Vocaal Laboratorium. At the Akademie für berufliche und musisch-kulturelle Weiterbildung, Fulda, she specialized in 'Music of the Middle Ages / Early music of the higher classes'.

She makes solo performances, but also collaborates/colaborated with theater makers like Hotel Modern, Van Reek & Ten Bosch, Theatre Adhoc, Alida Neslo, David Prins and Elisabeth Bas; with visual artists like Maarten van Gent, Simone Ten Bosch, Arnold Schalks, Susanne Kriemann, Constantin Jaxy, Tanja Smit and Toine Horvers; with poets like Peter Swanborn, Froukje van der Ploeg, Alexis de Roode and Willem Thies; with ensembles like the Nederlands Vocaal Laboratorium, Wire Griot, the Rosa Ensemble, Radio Kootwijk Live, the POW-ensemble, ensemble N:un, the ASKO chamber choir, Coolhaven and with composers like Ron Ford, Boudewijn Tarenskeen, Nicoleta Chatzoupoulou, Johan van Kreij, Daniël Hamburger, Hanneke Vos, Rita Knuisting Neven, Richard Craig, Anne La Berge, David Dramm, Aliona Yurtsevich, Lukas Simonis, Maurice van Loon, Falk Hübner, Giuliano Bracci and Kate Moore.

Cora Schmeiser, photo © Florian Cramer

photo © Florian Cramer

 

Roman de Fauvel

 

georges aperghis

 

handschrift

 

walther von metz

 

codex ostiglia

 

kurt schwitters

 

handschrift

 

john cage

 

huelgas codex

 

hildegard von bingen

 

roman de fauvel

 

georges aperghis

 

handschrift

 

bernard de ventador

 

kurt schwitters

 

handschrift

 

venite a laudare