Cathedral Choirmaster

Tobias Brommann has held the position of Choirmaster at Berlin Cathedral since 2003. He directs the Berlin Cathedral Choir with its various ensembles – both large and small.

His heart beats for choir music – traditional, as well as something off the beaten track. For him, culture should have the power to move and “may, indeed should, be something controversial”. For example, in addition to the regular traditional works, there are also more obscure and unusual works included in the programme.

At the tender age of 13, he had his first appointment as an organist. He studied ecclesiastical music at the Hamburg School of Music under the guidance of Andreas Rondthaler (organ) and Hannelotte Pardall (choral conducting), completing his examinations in 1997.

He spent over 11 years working as a church musician in his home city of Hamburg, where he founded the singing school and directed the ‘Bergedorfer’ Chamber Choir. During the summer courses at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival he worked as the assistant to Eric Ericson and Michael Gläser for a-cappella choirs.

In addition to his work for Berlin Cathedral, Tobias Brommann is today a member of the ‘Schola gregoriana Augustina’ at St. Michael's Church, Hamburg, as well as a member of the ensemble named ‘Lords of the chords’. In addition, he regularly conducts tens of thousands of boys, girls and their parents at the choral festival entitled ‘Class, We’re Singing’ (‘Klasse wir singen’).

 


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