Working with choirs

Drawing on practical experience, we investigate the questions which choral directors deal with in their daily work. Practical support, tips, and exercises, as well as helpful information is here to support you in your work.

Brahms as a choral composer

Brahms’s Deutsches Requiem (German Requiem): you only need to mention this work, and many choral singers spontaneously sigh with pleasure. It is one of those works in the magnificent canon of choral literature which everyone wants to sing at some point. At least once. But what about the many short, choral-symphonic works by Brahms, for example the Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) or Nänie? These pieces are no less magnificent, but they present choral directors with the challenge of how to find suitable works to program with them. Tobias Brommann, Choral director at Berlin Cathedral, gives some tips.

Carus expands its range of digital editions

Carus is taking the next step in digitisation as the first German music publisher to offer its customers an extensive program digitally. Conductors, choral directors, and choral music fans can now benefit from a considerably expanded range of products from Carus. Many sheet music editions are now also available in digital form. As well as this, additional materials for successful rehearsal and concert preparation are available for the first time. Read the report of the Carus management.

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Choral singing during Corona

Singing together, even during Corona – that is the declared objective of choral director Michael Reif. In his first contribution to the CARUS blog he explains how he has achieved this, and which challenges he has had to deal with under these special circumstances.

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Psalm settings as a cry for help and comfort

At a time of great changes in which the uncertain, the unpredictable, indeed, even the unsettling can become the new normal, it is the psalms in particular which can offer comfort, confidence, and hope – not only for believers, but also for people who have little or no faith.   

5 years of carus music – it has to be celebrated!

For five years now carus music, the choir app, has helped choral singers with effective rehearsal preparation. This application, optimised for mobile devices (tablets and smartphones), combines the best from publisher and CD label.