Ensemble Nobiles

Artist photo of Ensemble Nobiles

The Leipzig vocal quintet Ensemble Nobiles has its roots in the Leipzig St. Thomas Boys Choir and is able to look back over more than ten years of artistic collaboration. While the ensemble’s repertoire ranges from Gregorian chant to contemporary music, it is romantic male-voice works and liturgical music of various periods which are given particular emphasis.

The quintet has recieved valuable artistic impulses from workshops with artists such as John Potter, amarcord and the Hilliard Ensemble. Ensemble Nobiles was a prizewinner at numerous competitions; it was awarded first prize at the 2014 German Choral Competition in Weimar and judged best vocal ensemble at the 2015 International Choral Competition Gallus Maribor. One year later, the ensemble won first prize and received the renowned Ward Swingle Award Gold from the vokal.total-A cappella Competition held in Graz.

The young singers are recipients of grants from the German Music Council, the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and from the Marie-Luise Imbusch Foundation. In 2012, their first CD, A German Mass, was issued by GENUIN classics. Since that time, a further CD together with the vocal ensemble Sjaella was released to mark the 70th anniversary of composer Hugo Distler’s death, and another CD, Be welcome, combines songs and motets for the time of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. Radio stations in Germany and abroad have broadcast features and concert recordings of the ensemble.

In addition to numerous concerts in Germany, Ensemble Nobiles has been invited to perform in the Netherlands, France, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Ensemble Nobiles is an ambassador of the musical education campus forum thomanum in Leipzig.

Photography: Christian Wolf

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CDs released by GENUIN

with Ensemble Nobiles

CD album cover 'Landkjending / Landerkennung' (GEN 17469) with Ensemble Nobiles, Gast/guest:, Alexander  Schmalcz ...

Landkjending / Landerkennung

Works by Antonín Dvorák, Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius

Ensemble Nobiles
Alexander Schmalcz Piano
Sung-Ah Park Piano

GEN 17469  –  5.5.2017

CD album cover 'Bis willekommen' (GEN 14314) with Ensemble Nobiles

Bis willekommen

Lieder und Motetten zu Advent, Weihnachten und Epiphanias

Ensemble Nobiles

GEN 14314  –  3.10.2014

CD album cover 'Eine Deutsche Messe' (GEN 12242) with Ensemble Nobiles

Eine Deutsche Messe

Geistliche Werke von Schubert, Cornelius, Distler, Mauersberger, Saint-Saens

Ensemble Nobiles

GEN 12242  –  18.5.2012