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Advent performances 2018

2 December 2018

Advent worship service and Christmas market

TICC, which is hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church, will provide Advent music on the first Sunday in Advent during worship. Following the service will be a Christmas Market with delicious eatables and drinkables as well as handicraft items for your Christmas giving.

Funds raised help defray orchestra and soloist costs of the Telemann concerts  “Der Tag des Gerichts” in Wiesbaden and Frankfurt as well as those of the upcoming concert in Lent of 2019.

Time and venue:
2 December 2018 – 11.00 am
Trinity Lutheran Church
Nibelungenallee 54
60318 Frankfurt

15 December 2018

Christmas Vesper, Alte Nikolaikirche

Poster Adventsvesper 2018

Christmas Vesper, a musical performance together with the sanctuary choir of the Trinity Lutheran Church.

Time and venue:
15.12.2018 – 17.00
Alte Nikolaikirche
Römerberg 11
60311 Frankfurt

Sing with us

We welcome new singers!

just come along to a rehearsal, sit down and sing with us:
Thursdays, from 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm
at Trinity Lutheran Church, Nibelungenallee 54, 60318 Frankfurt am Main

you do not need to audition, but you should have some knowledge of Music

our rehearsals are held in English, but nearly all singers also speak German

if you would like more information first, you can always send an email (in any language you feel comfortable with) to Info@TICChoir.de

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Intercultural understanding through sacred and secular choral music!

The experience of working together on demanding and fulfilling music unites us.

We offer a musical home for people from all over the world living temporarily or permanently in the Rhine-Main region.

The Trinity International Concert Choir (TICC) e.V. began as “The Messiah Project” in 2011 and has since established itself in Frankfurt as a uniquely international choir. Concert programs in recent years have included Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St. John Passion, Dvorak’s Mass, Fauré’s Requiem, Bilder der Hoffnung (paintings of hope) by Petr Eben, Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle and, most recently, Mozart’s Requiem in the version by Robert D. Levin.

TICC rehearses at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Frankfurt, an international, English-speaking parish whose former musical director, Dr. Jerrode Baker Marsh, was the impulse and guiding inspiration for the choir. Frankfurt’s multicultural society is reflected in the composition of the choir: currently about 60 singers from 13 different nations sing together. At Christmas, we usually present mixed programs of Advent songs and carols from our members’ home countries.

After single-handedly organizing the choir for its initial project performances of “Messiah” and then building and directing it afterwards, in 2015 Dr. Jerrode Baker Marsh passed the baton to our current director, Michael Muche.

Director

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Michael Muche has a particularly close affinity with choral music. He grew up in a family of church musicians and started singing in choirs at a very early age. He learned to play the piano and the violin, took singing lessons and was a member of various orchestras and bands. The time he spent as a chorister in the Nordhessischer Kammerchor and the Kammerchor St Jacobi in Göttingen was particularly influential in determining his later course in life.

He holds a degree in conducting from Dresden University of Music, where he studied with Professor Leißner and Professor Rademann. As part of his studies, he worked with professional orchestras such as the Saxon State Theatre Orchestra and the Erzgebirge Philharmonic in the town of Aue. He gained his first experience of opera productions in the University’s opera class, conducting, for example, Britten’s “The Turn of the Screw”.

While still a student, Michael Muche worked as the musical assistant of the Dresden Youth Symphony Orchestra and conducted the Werkstattorchester Dresden. He was also the musical director of the ecumenical choir of the Weinbergskirche in Dresden, where he conducted performances of Britten’s “Saint Nicolas Cantata” and Brahms’ “Liebesliederwalzer”.

After his graduation, Michael Muche was invited to work as the musical assistant at the Thuringia Castle Festival in Sondershausen. He has been teaching choral conducting at the Centre for Advanced Training in Sacred Music in Schlüchtern since 2012 and also works with the university orchestra in Gießen as its musical assistant. In June 2015 he was appointed as the new musical director of Trinity International Concert Choir, Frankfurt. He conducted the Marburg Chamber Orchestra, was the musical director in the production of Loewe’s oratorio “Jan Hus” with the Marburg Octet and conducted the world-premiere of ”Passio vitae II“ (Conrad Misch) with the choir Cantate Domino, Frankfurt. Current engagements have taken him to the Ringkirche in Wiesbaden as conductor of the children’s choir and orchestra, among others.

Especially the cooperation with Wolfgang Schäfer, Stefan Ottersbach and Matthias Mensching had a strong influence to his work.