Limburger Domsingknaben

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Limburger Domsingknaben
Seat: Hadamar
Carrier: Diocese of Limburg
Founding: 1967
Genus: Boys' choir with male voices
Founder: Bishop Wilhelm Kempf
Head : Andreas Bollendorf
Voices : Concert choir approx. 50 young choirs approx. 125 Choralschola approx. 10
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The Limburger Domsingknaben are a boys' choir from Limburg an der Lahn in Hesse .

Portal of the boarding school in Hadamar

The choir was founded on April 23, 1967 by the Limburg bishop Wilhelm Kempf . The first choirmaster was the former cathedral conductor Hans Bernhard († 2003), followed by Mathias Breitschaft as choir director from 1973 to 1985. The main task of the choir is the solemn organization of the Sunday high mass in Limburg Cathedral, alternating weekly with the Limburg Cathedral Choir. The choir also takes part in the organization of other church services throughout Germany. The Domsingknaben go on concert tours at home and abroad.

The repertoire of the boys' choir ranges from Gregorian chant to the baroque , Viennese classic and romantic to modern times .

The Domsingknaben were headed from 1987 to 2015 by Domkantor Klaus Knubben. Knubben's successor, Andreas Bollendorf, received the certificate of appointment as cathedral cantor in Limburg on December 15, 2014 and took over the direction of the choir on August 1, 2015. The voice trainer is Wilhelm Gries.

Former Limburger Domsingknaben include the tenors Johannes Kalpers , Christoph Prégardien and Gerd Türk, the cathedral musicians Eberhard Metternich and Harald Schmitt, the Limburg cathedral cantor Andreas Bollendorf, but also the musical actor Benjamin Eberling .

The boarding school in Hadamar near Limburg has served as a rehearsal seat since 1969 . The boarding school students visited the neighboring Fürst-Johann-Ludwig-Schule . Since 2007, no boarding school students have been permanently accommodated in Hadamar; therefore only day care takes place.

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