The Stuttgart Chamber Choir (Kammerchor Stuttgart)ranks as one of the leading ensembles of its kind. During the forty years of its existence, Frieder Bernius has developed the choir into an extraordinary phenomenon which is valued by audiences and critics alike. The well known Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported that it was “a vocally wonderfully constituted ensemble with every imaginable virtue from lyrical brilliance and utterly perfect purity of intonation to malleability in text declamation which could hardly be surpassed.” The ZEIT,another international German newspaper, wrote recently “No superlative is wasted, to praise this choir.”
So this élite choir was subsequently invited to all the major European festivals, visiting such places as Flanders, Linz, Salzburg, Göttingen, Schwetzingen, Witten, Dresden, Kassel, Brussels, Nuremberg, Ludwigsburg, Leipzig, Halle, Budapest, Innsbruck, Merano, Vézelay and the Rheingau Music Festival.
Hence the choir's repertoire extends from the 17th to the 21st century. The choir's flexibility, however, relates not only to styles but also to musical genres, the chamber choir being just as much at home with a-cappella singing as with operas and oratorios. It also figures as an ensemble of solo singers.
Over 90 records and CDs featuring the choir have been released by EMI, Sony and Carus, around 40 of which received international record awards (Edison, Diapason d'or, Classical Internet Award, numerous Preise der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, ICMA ). This was an acknowledgement by the musical Press of the Chamber Choir’s great virtues of homogeneity, perfect intonation and aural transparency. Since 1984 the choir has also visited Israel every other year. Various invitations to tour North America and Asia in similarly document the world-wide reputation since of the Stuttgart Chamber Choir.
Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger Abendlied, op. 69, No. 3