sing Peace by Fredrik Sixten (1962-)
The mixed choir Junges Vokalensemble Hannover was founded in 1981 by its artistic director Prof. Klaus-Jürgen Etzold. The choir consists of about 50 female and male singers. Many of the members are active and former students of the University of Music, Drama and Media Hannover, but other professions are represented as well, and all singers are united in their wide choral experience and their joy in singing challenging works together.
In 2021, ten years have passed since the massacre in Utøya, Norway. Swedish composer Fredrik Sixten, who lives and works in Norway, wrote his Peace in 2011 and dedicated it to the victims. "We are reminded of the importance of fighting for freedom and human rights", says tenor Hartwig Meynecke of the Junges Vokalensemble.
Fredrik Sixten (1962-)
Text John 14:27
SATB divisi a capella
The Junges Vokalensemble in the Marktkirche, Hannover, September 2021. Photo Janna Vettergren.