Creed grew up on the south coast of England in Eastbourne, Sussex. He began his studies at King's College Cambridge , where he also sang in the famous King's College Choir , and continued at Christ Church in Oxford and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London .
After moving to Germany, he lived in West Berlin from 1977 . There he was a repetitor at the Deutsche Oper for seven years and then from 1984 to 1987 choir director. He taught song at the Berlin University of the Arts . He also worked in Berlin with the group “New Music” and the “Scharoun Ensemble” as a pianist and conductor.
From 1986 he was chief conductor of the RIAS Chamber Choir in Berlin for fifteen years . During this time he succeeded in sharpening the profile of the choir, especially in relation to modernism , but also to the historical performance practice of the music of the 17th and 18th centuries, which also applies to the performances of choral works of the Romantic period with its chamber music-transparent transparency Approach, not without consequences. The results of this work brought him and the RIAS Chamber Choir numerous international awards for their CD recordings, such as the Edison Award , the Diapason d'or or the Cannes Classical Award .
Creed conducted the leading German baroque orchestras, such as the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Concerto Köln , with around 150 concerts, but particularly often the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin . This collaboration resulted in much acclaimed productions and concerts. Particularly noteworthy is the series of performances of oratorios by Georg Friedrich Händel : Solomon (1991), Jephtha (1992 and 1999), Judas Maccabaeus (1993), Israel in Egypt (1993 and 2000), La Resurrezione (1994), The Alexander's Feast (1994), Theodora (1995), The Messiah (1996), Belshazzar (1996, 2002 and 2003), L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (1997), Saul (1998), Coronation Anthems (2001), Hercules ( 2002), Acis and Galatea (2003), Brockes-Passion (2008) and Dixit Dominus (2008 and 2010).
In addition, he conducted the Staatskapelle Berlin and the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and performed at numerous international festivals, such as B. Wien Modern , the Salzburg Festival , the Berlin Festival and the festivals in Montreux , Edinburgh , Lucerne , Innsbruck as well as the Handel Festival in Göttingen and Halle .
In 1998 he was appointed professor for choral conducting at the Cologne University of Music .
Could Creed already in his time in Berlin standards in the interpretation of contemporary music set, such as the pioneering work of the first complete performance of the hitherto regarded as unplayable Lamentatio Jeremiae Prophetae , op. 93 (1941), by Ernst Krenek , or the performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen's work groups (1957) in cooperation with Claudio Abbado , Friedrich Goldmann and the Berliner Philharmoniker , the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart , whose artistic director he took over in January 2003, had even more diverse opportunities in this regard . With this ensemble he brought out productions with works by György Ligeti , Luigi Nono and Olivier Messiaen , among others . In July 2020, Creed was named the ensemble's first honorary conductor at the end of his tenure.
- Georg Friedrich Händel : Hallelujah (Choirs), 1988, Capriccio 10245
- Franz Schubert : Deutsche Messe , 1991, Capriccio 10843
- Richard Strauss : Chorwerke, 1993, German records 1002-2
- Georg Friedrich Händel : Jephtha , 1994, Berlin Classics 10 572
- Ernst Krenek : Lamentatio Jeremiæ Prophetæ , 1995, Harmonia Mundi 501551
- Johann Adolf Hasse : La Conversione di Sant 'Agostino , 1996, Capriccio 10389-90
- Johannes Brahms : Sacred Choral Music, 1996, Harmonia Mundi 501591
- Johannes Brahms: Lieder und Gesänge, 1996, Harmonia Mundi 501592
- Karlheinz Stockhausen : Groups , 1996, Deutsche Grammophon 447 761-2
- Francis Poulenc : Motets and Mass, 1996, Harmonia Mundi 901588
- Johannes Brahms: Choral Masterpieces, 1998, Harmonia Mundi 2901591/93
- Franz Schubert : Nachtgesang , 1999, Harmonia Mundi 901669
- Robert Schumann : The Rose Pilgrimage , 1999, Harmonia Mundi 901668
- Gioachino Rossini : Stabat Mater , 1999, Harmonia Mundi 901693
- Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy : Motetten, 2000, Harmonia Mundi 901704
- Benjamin Britten : Sacred and Profane , 2001, Harmonia Mundi 901734
- Gioachino Rossini: Petite Messe solennelle , 2001, Harmonia Mundi 901724
- Sergej Rachmaninow : Vespers, 2005, Hänssler Classic 93112
- György Kurtág : Complete Choral Works, 2006, Hänssler Classic 93174
- Clytus Gottwald : Transkriptionen , 2006, Carus 83181
- Charles Ives : Psalms , 2007, Hänssler Classic 93224
- Anton Bruckner : Mass in E Minor, Motets, 2007, Hänssler Classic 93199
- Ralph Vaughan Williams : Silence and Music , 2008, Hänssler Classic 93250
- Elliott Carter : Choral Works , 2008, Hänssler Classic 93231
- Georg Friedrich Händel: Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne / Dixit Dominus , 2009, Harmonia Mundi 902041
- André Jolivet : Épithalame , Madrigal , Missa Uxor Tua , 2010, Carus 83445
- Heitor Villa-Lobos : Choral Works , 2011, Hänssler Classic 93268
- Johann Sebastian Bach : Motets , 2011, Harmonia Mundi 902079
- Alfred Schnittke : Twelve Verses of Penance , Voices of Nature , 2012, Hänssler Classic 93281
- Paul Hindemith : Messe , Apparebit repentina dies , u. a., 2013, Hänssler Classic 93295
- Georges Aperghis : wölfli-kantata , 2013, Cypres 5625
- Aaron Copland , John Cage , Morton Feldman , Leonard Bernstein , Samuel Barber , Steve Reich : America , 2014, Hänssler Classic 93306
- Alfred Schnittke , Sergei Rachmaninov , Sofia Gubaidulina , Sergei Tanejew , Michail Glinka , Peter Tschaikowsky : Russia , 2014, Hänssler Classic 93317
- Giuseppe Verdi , Giacinto Scelsi , Luigi Nono , Ildebrando Pizzetti , Goffredo Petrassi : Italia , 2015, Hänssler Classic 93329
- Olivier Messiaen : L'amour et la foi , 2015, OUR Recordings Dacapo 6220612
- Works by and about Marcus Creed in the catalog of the German National Library
- Discography at allmusic.com
- Marcus Creed with the RIAS Chamber Choir
- Portrait SWR Stuttgart
- Portrait DR Copenhagen
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- Marcus Creed (Conductor). bach-cantatas.com, accessed April 27, 2015 .
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|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Creed, Marcus Alan (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||English conductor, pianist and choir director|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 19, 1951|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Eastbourne , Sussex|